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September 23, 2016

Graphic Novelist and Computer Science Teacher Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

Gene Luen Yang, a graphic novelist who writes about identity and cultural differences for young adults and spent nearly two decades as a high school computer science teacher, was among 23 winners of the prestigious award.

September 21, 2016

K-12 Lessons From U.S. Census Bureau Use Real Data to Teach Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau launched an updated website with free K-12 lesson plans for teaching statistics through geography, history, math, and social studies activities.

September 14, 2016

Obama Administration Continues Push for Computer Science Education

With its eight years in the White House rolling to a close, the Obama administration is continuing to beat the drum on improving K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math education—with particular attention to computer science.

September 07, 2016

Just 1 in 4 High School Seniors Have Taken Statistics

Three-quarters of 12th graders attend schools that offer statistics courses, but less than a quarter of students actually take them, according to a recent analysis of national data.

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.

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