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March 04, 2015

Textbook-Navigation Tool Helps Teachers Locate Standards

Researcher William Schmidt has created a tool that helps teachers determine where exactly a particular standard is taught within a specific textbook.

February 20, 2015

Raspberry Pi, Used to Teach Students Coding, Hits 5 Million Sales

This week, the group that created the credit-card-sized computers announced that it had sold more than 5 million units.

February 18, 2015

Proposal to Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History Moves Ahead in Oklahoma

The bill from GOP Rep. Dan Fisher would ban the use of state funds on materials and activities related to AP U.S. History; Fisher said the course's framework "emphasizes 'what is bad about America.'"

February 05, 2015

Ga. Lawmaker Calls Advanced Placement U.S. History Course 'Revisionist'

Last week, Republican state Sen. William Ligon introduced a resolution calling on the College Board to return its previous course framework.

January 16, 2015

Arizona First to Require Citizenship Test for Graduation

Yesterday the Arizona legislature passed a bill that will require students to correctly answer 60 of 100 questions on the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization civics test in order to graduate from high school.

January 09, 2015

Proposed S.C. Bill Would Mandate Schools Teach Gun Rights With NRA Curriculum

A bill introduced in the South Carolina House would require that all public elementary, middle, and high schools provide instruction on the Second Amendment for at least three consecutive weeks each school year.

January 07, 2015

Survey: Principals Differ on Definition of Computer Science

There is little agreement among high school administrators on what computer science is, how it should be taught, and what kind of requirement it should fulfill, says a recent survey.

January 02, 2015

'Selma' as a Tool for Teaching American History

Criticism of the new movie offers teachers an opportunity to engage students in research and debate about its historical accuracy.

December 31, 2014

Clearing Up the Curriculum-Standards Confusion

If in rounding out 2014 you're still finding yourself a bit fuzzy on the difference between the common-core standards and curriculum, two recent NPR pieces might offer some clarity.

December 18, 2014

The Frustrating Search for Good Common-Core Instructional Materials

The Denver school district looked fruitlessly for good common-core materials, reflecting widespread unhappiness with the quality of instructional resources in the marketplace.

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