Designing Assessments for Competency-Based Learning

A new report explores the thorny questions involved in gauging student learning in a competency-based learning system.


Study to Question the Value of Science Fairs

Is holding a middle school science fair a worthwhile endeavor? A team of science educators and researchers is hoping to find out.


Rigorous College and Career Pathways Need Strengthening, Researchers Say

Truly rigorous career and technical education programs are still rare, even as student participation in them has soared. Researchers profile CTE programs in five states to illustrate key qualities that good programs should include.


New York Exam Leaked, Opt-Outs Mount

Until now, the main strategy for opt-out activists has been simply sitting out the test. Now it includes posting portions of the exam online.


'Cheryl's Birthday' Problem Gets the Internet Talking About Math

A high school math problem from Singapore made the rounds on the Internet.


Report Pushes for New Look at STEM Definition, Training

The National Science Board issues a new report that seeks to broaden the term, "STEM workforce," and also calls for well-rounded STEM education, even in non-STEM fields.


On Earth Day, a Cornucopia of Teaching Tools

Wednesday is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated with a week of service activities, festivities and environmental awareness events, free teaching resources to mark the occasion are abundant.


Is Your State Ready to Adopt the Next Generation Science Standards?

The National Association of State Boards of Education has released a guide to help states decide whether they're ready to adopt and implement the new science standards.


Holocaust Remembrance in the Classroom

Today marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, an international commemoration of the millions of people, mostly Jews, who were persecuted and killed in Nazi Germany.


PARCC Working to Shorten Its Tests

PARCC officials tell Ohio lawmakers that they're working on a redesign that would combine its two testing windows into one and make the test shorter.


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