College Board Releases Revised AP U.S. History Framework

Revisions respond to intense criticism last year that the framework emphasized negative aspects of American history.


Pluto Photos Give Teachers New Avenues for Space Lessons

New Horizon's photos are helping Pluto make its way to center stage in and out of school.


Closed Captioning: An 'Undervalued' Method for Reading Improvement?

In a new Education Week commentary piece, public radio reporter Monica Brady-Myerov argues that reading same-language subtitles can boost students' literacy.


Music Class May Help Students' Language Skills, Study Finds

Students who took music classes developed improved and lasting phonological skills that can translate to language abilities, new research finds.


Free AP Lessons Offered Online in Calculus, Physics, Macroeconomics

A MOOC-provider teams up with the College Board to release materials aimed at students who are underrepresented in AP classes.


Gender Gaps at the Math Olympiad: Where Are the Girls?

Last week, a U.S. team won the International Math Olympiad for the first time in 21 years. But the U.S. team, like many others in the competition, was all male.


'Glee Meets Mean Girls': Can TV Contest Spur Girls into Science?

A high school-themed television show is a finalist to promote science interest among young girls.


Focus on the Standards Without the Words 'Common Core'

At a literacy conference where the majority of sessions were focused on practical application in the classroom, the term "common core" was sometimes circumvented, or explicitly avoided.


Using 'Quick Jots' to Write Across the Curriculum

Having students do one- to two-minute writing prompts throughout the day can help build writing fluency and confidence—and is also an easy way to differentiate instruction, a K-6 literacy coach told ILA conference attendees.


270,000 Students to Connect Over Books With Global Read-Aloud Project

The project, now five years old, gets students, classrooms, and authors connecting through technology while reading the same books.


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