A researcher says there's evidence that the common core has affected 4th and 8th graders in at least one measurable way: It's got them reading more nonfiction.
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November 25, 2015
November 11, 2015
Exactly what kind of test is NAEP? And where does it fit in with the dozens of other assessments and the purported overtesting phenomena that we've been hearing so much about?
October 28, 2015
U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test.
October 26, 2015
A new study looking at the relationship between the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Common Core State Standards for mathematics finds that the national test falls short on assessing some of the common standards.
October 21, 2015
The newest round of math and reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the "nation's report card," are due out early next week, and some are saying they're likely to have fallen.
October 20, 2015
Several hundred "space buffs," including students, teachers, and astronauts, gathered on the White House's South Lawn for an evening of stargazing.
October 08, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education's undersecretary covered a range of topics in a one-on-one interview at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's recent learning forum.
September 25, 2015
New, eagerly awaited guidance from the U.S. Department of Education says states will have to undergo review of their standards and tests within four to eight months.
July 06, 2015
The National Science Foundation is offering grants to help teachers gain exposure and improve STEM education.
April 30, 2015
Today at a library in southeast Washington, President Barack Obama announced that major book publishers have committed to making 10,000 e-books, worth a total of about $250 million, freely available to students.