There is an interesting mix of reactions taking shape to the first public draft of the K-12 common standards. (Yes, these folks viewed advance, embargoed copies, or already had the draft because it's been circulated among state leaders.) Check out our story on www.edweek.org, and check back again a...
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March 10, 2010
March 09, 2010
The public-comment period on the grade-by-grade common standards opens tomorrow, and the drafters are very interested in what teachers will have to say about them. Some teachers have been involved in creating the standards, but the folks at the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National...
February 19, 2010
The National Writing Project is getting an $800,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to expand a program that uses digital media to teach young people to write.
January 29, 2010
The Diary of Anne Frank is pulled from a school's reading list because a parent complains about its sexual themes.
January 25, 2010
Funny or scary? You be the judge. The Texas board of education bans the author of the children's book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? on the mistaken belief that he wrote a book critical of American capitalism. (Hat tip to Robert Pondiscio over at the Core Knowledge blog.)
January 12, 2010
More debate on the role content knowledge plays in developing adolescent literacy.
January 11, 2010
In response to an Education Week story, Core Knowledge blogger Robert Pondiscio argues that without content knowledge, reading aloud to students is of limited value.
January 06, 2010
Many teachers find reading aloud to adolescents valuable; the Socratic approach to learning finds fans in Cincinnati.
January 04, 2010
A professor and the president of the English teachers' association discuss whether reading comprehension is a skill that can be taught.
December 04, 2009
Educators have not been shy about giving their opinions about drafts released through the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Many say standards are only one piece of the K-12 puzzle.