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August 30, 2016

Common-Core Reading Materials Get Mixed Results in First Major Review

After analyzing dozens of K-12 math textbooks—and determining that most of the major publishers were selling subpar common-core products—the curriculum review group EdReports.org has moved on to English/language arts materials.

August 26, 2016

Do 2nd Graders Need Homework? Texas Teacher Says No

A simple letter home to parents explaining a Texas 2nd grade teacher's no-homework policy has gone viral and is leading to more discussion about what's appropriate for elementary school students.

August 25, 2016

Senator: Why Teach History When You Can Show Ken Burns Documentaries?

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is apparently a fan of Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War" and thinks they can do the job typically done by teachers.

August 19, 2016

Virtual Reality-Equipped School Bus Lets Students Tour Mars

What would it feel like to take a bus tour across the surface of Mars? Some middle school students will have the chance to find out.

August 18, 2016

To Up Student Enrollment in Computer Science, Ark. Offers Schools Incentives

The Arkansas education department announced a computer science enrollment contest in the hopes of getting more students to take the subject, which is now offered at all high schools in the state.

July 12, 2016

Study: Give Weak Teachers Good Lesson Plans, Not Professional Development

A recent study found that giving middle school math teachers access to inquiry-based lesson plans and online support significantly improved student achievement--and benefited weaker teachers the most.

July 08, 2016

Elie Wiesel's Memory Lives On in English Classrooms Through 'Night'

Wiesel, who died at age 87, wrote dozens of books, the first and perhaps most influential of which was Night, a Holocaust memoir that's taught in middle and high school classrooms around the world.

June 28, 2016

Major Publishers Get Poor Reviews for High School Common-Core Math Books

The curriculum review website EdReports.org released its first round of results for high school math textbooks—and three of the major publishers performed quite poorly.

June 27, 2016

Will Amazon Change the Way Teachers Find Lesson Plans?

Amazon is launching a new platform with thousands of free lesson plans, activities, and other instructional materials for teachers.

June 23, 2016

Common-Core Survey: Math Teachers Say Parents Are Struggling to Reinforce Skills

Elementary and middle school math teachers have mixed feelings on the Common Core State Standards, saying both that they set unrealistic expectations and will have long-term benefits, according to the results of a survey.

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