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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.

June 20, 2016

Education Secretary King Calls on Schools to Build 'Maker Spaces'

U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. called on schools to help foster "making"—or hands-on creating, building, and tinkering—by giving students space for that sort of innovation.

June 17, 2016

Louisiana to Require Teaching Cursive All the Way Through 12th Grade

Starting in 2017, students in Louisiana schools will learn cursive writing in 3rd grade—and they'll keep getting instruction on it through graduation.

June 08, 2016

Portland Schools to Ditch Textbooks That Express Doubt About Climate Change

The school board for the Portland, Ore., school system recently adopted a resolution saying it would stop using instructional materials that cast doubt on climate change—a move that some national groups have labeled censorship.

June 07, 2016

Black, Latino Students Lack Access to High-Level Science and Math, Data Show

New federal data show that black and Latino students are not getting equal access to the high-level math and science classes that are a gateway to college.

June 01, 2016

Are K-12 Computer Coding Efforts Getting it Wrong?

The drag-and-drop coding apps and tutorials that many K-12 schools use to teach students the beginnings of code may be entertaining, but they don't mimic the work real computer scientists do, argues the CEO of an ed-tech company.

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