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September 06, 2013

Math Viewed as 'Most Valuable' School Subject, Survey Finds

Math is the top pick of U.S. adults asked to name the "most valuable" subject they studied in school, according to new Gallup data. Meanwhile, science is more popular than when the question was posed a decade ago.

August 14, 2013

The Reading Wars Never Die

Prominent names in reading instruction take on a controversial report that ranked teacher colleges, contending it overlooked best practices.

July 09, 2013

Common Core: At a Bookstore Near You

Books on display at Barnes & Noble offer a hint of what lies ahead for students in common-core classrooms.

June 27, 2013

PARCC Approves Test Performance-Level Descriptions by Grade, Subject

New documents describe what students need to demonstrate to show achievement at each of the five levels of PARCC's test in literacy and math.

June 18, 2013

Catching Up With Edweek's Online Chat About Common Core

Read a transcript of the conversation with the EdWeek reporter who spent six months documenting how one district is putting the common standards into practice.

June 18, 2013

New Report Blasts Teacher-Prep Programs

Critics of the long-awaited study attack its research methodology and its conclusions.

June 13, 2013

Participate in an Online Chat About Edweek's Common-Core Series!

If you've been reading our series on one district's experience implementing the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts, you might be interested in joining an online chat next week to ask questions of the reporter who's been writing it. That would be me. Join me on Monday, June 17 at ...

June 05, 2013

One District's Dive Into the Common Core: Part 2 in a Series

Education Week explores how the common core English/language arts standards take shape in one classroom.

May 31, 2013

Thirteen-Year-Old Wins National Spelling Bee With 'Knaidel'

Arvind Mahankali, from New York, is the 2013 National Scripps Spelling Bee champion, after correctly spelling 'knaidel,' a type of dumpling.

May 28, 2013

Testing Rolled Back, Graduation Path Revised Under Texas Bill

Legislation headed to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's desk would reduce from 15 to five the number of end-of-course exams students must pass to graduate.

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