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August 24, 2016

Two-Thirds of U.S. 11th Graders Now Taking ACT, While Scores Drop Slightly

The decline in scores is not unexpected, say company representatives, because more states began requiring all 11th graders take the college readiness exam.

August 16, 2016

Half of High School Seniors Lack Access to Computer Science

A new analysis of NAEP data shows that just 22 percent of 12th graders say they've ever taken a computer science course, and more than half attend high schools that don't even offer one.

August 10, 2016

Social Media Use Linked to Low Math, Reading, Science Performance

Fifteen-year-olds who play online video games score above average in math, reading, and science, while those who engage in social networking tend to score below average, according to an analysis of international assessment data.

July 19, 2016

The Melania Trump Plagiarism Charge: A Teachable Moment?

A scenario familiar to many classroom teachers is playing out on a much bigger scale at the Republican National Convention.

July 18, 2016

U.S. Wins International Math Olympiad for Second Year in a Row

After a 21 year drought, the United States has now won the prestigious international high school math competition for two years running.

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.

April 20, 2016

Having Math Class in the Morning Could Lead to Better Student Performance

A new research study has found that students perform better in math classes held in the morning than those held in the afternoon.

April 07, 2016

Study: Career Focus Shows Little Evidence of Tracking, Offers Big Graduation Boost

Contrary to public perception, disadvantaged students are not disproportionately placed in career-related programs, the study finds.

April 04, 2016

U.S. Ed. Department Releases Draft ESSA Regulations on Testing

Draft rules on assessment, released late last week, would allow districts to use the SAT, ACT, or college-placement tests as their high school test for accountability.

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