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September 02, 2014

Music Training May Lead to Faster Speech Processing, Study Says

Elementary students who participated in a music enrichment program for two years showed improvement in their ability to process speech sounds, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

August 04, 2014

4th Graders Struggle With Icons, Directions on Computer-Based Tests

Fourth graders struggled with some of the most basic functions on a computer-based writing assessment, according to a recent federal study.

June 03, 2014

District Leaders Mostly Back Common Core, But Troubled by Implementation

A survey of 500 district superintendents and administrators across 48 states shows mostly strong support for the common-core standards, but it also finds concern that the standards are being implemented too quickly with insufficient support.

April 18, 2014

Bringing Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) to the Classroom

Columbian writer—and arguably one of the most influential novelists of the 20th century—Gabriel García Márquez died yesterday at age 87.

April 14, 2014

Captain Underpants, Bluest Eye, Top ALA List of Most Challenged Books

The American Library Association's annual 'State of the Libraries' list singles out books that are most often challenged as inappropriate reading for young people.

January 13, 2014

Florida Education Dept. Proposes Changes to Common Core

Among the changes Florida is considering is the addition of 52 calculus standards, and the requirement that elementary students master cursive writing.

December 18, 2013

Urban NAEP Results: 'Regular' D.C. Schools Make Big Gains

The District of Columbia school system answers a big question hanging over its impressive gains on the regular NAEP: did the charter school sector drive those improvements? New results show the answer: nope.

December 03, 2013

Avoiding 'MalPISAnce': Caveats on International Test Rankings

The PISA results, released today, are both widely publicized and quite complicated. Here are some tips for understanding the data.

October 08, 2013

Study Shows U.S. Adult Workplace Skills Lag Internationally

An international survey of literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills shows U.S. adults weaker than those in most other developed countries.

October 07, 2013

District Honors Teacher Profiled In EdWeek Series

Dowan McNair-Lee, the teacher Education Week profiled as she taught the common standards in English/language arts in her 8th grade classroom, has been honored for effective teaching.

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