The number of subscribers to educational YouTube channels tripled in 2013, NPR reports. A major contributor to the growth is increased interest in "pop science," or what YouTube calls "explainer," videos.
Kate DiCamillo will travel the country to promote the value of reading.
By guest blogger Alyson Klein Cross-posted from Politics K-12 So remember how California is planning to suspend most of its accountability testing for a year in order to help the state's schools get up to speed on new tests aligned with the Common Core standards? U.S. Secretary of Education of Arne Duncan is none-too-happy about that idea, as my colleague, Catherine Gewertz, reported. And neither are a number of state and national advocacy organizations, including StudentsFirst, Teach Plus, The Education Trust-West, and the Alliance for a Better Community. Their latest argument: Not explaining to teachers and schools how their ...
A review of the top curriculum posts of 2013, and a lighthearted look ahead to the headlines you probably won't see in 2014.
The state testing consortia's work to peg their tests to a NAEP-like level of rigor sparks concerns at the board that sets policy for NAEP.
For students to have a true understanding of American history and current events, they need to be taught the whole story, writes one researcher.
With an 8-0 vote yesterday by its board of education, D.C. joins eight states that have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards so far.
The District of Columbia school system answers a big question hanging over its impressive gains on the regular NAEP: did the charter school sector drive those improvements? New results show the answer: nope.
More than two decades after an Illinois law passed requiring public schools to teach African-American studies, the Chicago school district announced a new curriculum guide for incorporating the subject into core classes.
Educational tourism to Finland may be on the wane following the recent results from an international assessment in math, reading, and science.