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May 18, 2015

New Resource Highlights Exemplary Student Work

A new online resource offers a collection of student work to help educators see what students should be striving for.

May 18, 2015

Online Tests Fuel Rise in 'Tech-Prep' Instruction

Is it good 21st-century instruction to spend time teaching keyboarding and other computer skills? Or is it just another form of test prep?

May 15, 2015

Kansas Tries Softer Approach to Getting Financial Literacy in Schools

Kansas legislators and the state board of education are trying a new tactic to increase financial literacy courses in schools: Ask nicely.

May 08, 2015

Calif. Study: High-Minority High Schools Offer Little Computer Science

Computer science courses are often inaccessible for black, Hispanic, Native American, and low-income high school students in California, according to a new study.

May 01, 2015

Ohio District Preserves Cursive by Teaching It in Art Class

An Ohio school district revived cursive handwriting instruction by adding it to the art curriculum.

April 29, 2015

Eighth Graders' Flatline on NAEP U.S. History, Civics, and Geography Tests

The latest results from "the Nation's Report Card" show no significant gains since 2010 in U.S. history, civics or geography among 8th graders.

April 27, 2015

Researchers Look to Identify 'Priority' Vocabulary Words for All Subjects

A new research initiative aims to find the most critical vocabulary needed for reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.

April 23, 2015

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.

April 14, 2015

Common-Core Alignment Tool: Looking at Grade-Level Textbooks

The toolkit for determining whether publishers' instructional materials are aligned to the Common Core State Standards has grown once again.

April 08, 2015

NCLB Rewrite Expands Definition of 'Core Subjects,' Sparks Testing Outcry

The Senate draft adds writing, computer science, technology, music, and physical education to the list of "core academic subjects."

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