Lessons on State Adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards

In an ongoing effort to help states navigate the process of reviewing, adopting, and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, the National Association of State Boards of Education released a short report today profiling some states' efforts in this area.


Are Concerns About Common-Core High School Math Standards Proving True?

Smarter Balanced test scores released by three states show that students are largely beating states' projections for student performance—except for on the high school math tests. Did experts warn us this was coming?


National Science Foundation Offers Grants to Help STEM Teachers

The National Science Foundation is offering grants to help teachers gain exposure and improve STEM education.


Required CPR Instruction Could Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes, Report Says

With less than 3 percent of U.S. residents trained in CPR annually, a new report recommends making such training a graduation requirement for students.


Wisconsin Law Requires ID of Schools That Send Unprepared Students to College

A new law in Wisconsin requires the state to examine high schools that sent more than six students to college who needed remediation.


On the Hunt for Great District-Level Curriculum Leaders

EdWeek is looking to round up a new set of school district leaders for recognition in 2016.


Ronald Thorpe, National Board President and Education Advocate, Dies at 63

Ron Thorpe, president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, died today after a battle with lung cancer.


Teaching Independence Day

It's Independence Day. I've compiled a list of lessons to download and take to your picnic.


Close Reading: A Conversation, Not an 'Interrogation'

In this Q&A, the authors of a new book discuss what good close reading looks like in classrooms, and why teachers shouldn't be afraid of it.


PARCC Facing Challenges as Ohio, Arkansas Back Away

PARCC faces the loss of two states, but says it is optimistic it can maintain the test cost for remaining states.


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