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October 01, 2014

Finding Overlap in the Common Math, Language Arts, and Science Standards

A Stanford researcher's Venn diagram shows the overlap between the common core and the Next Generation Science Standards, which some are using to argue for standards adoption.

September 29, 2014

Common-Core Math Testing: Using an Equation Editor

Both of the consortia creating common-core tests say they're improving their equation editors, but math experts say students won't have much trouble figuring out how to use them.

September 09, 2014

National Group for Chemistry Teachers Launches

The American Association of Chemistry Teachers, which is billing itself as the "first national chemistry association for K-12 teachers," is officially up and running as of this month.

September 03, 2014

British Students Required to Learn Computer Coding

Starting this school year, students as young as 5 in England will be required to learn computer programming, reports the BBC.

August 28, 2014

Science Teacher Puts Standards' 'Cross-Cutting Concepts' Into Pictures

A California science teacher has created visual representations that clarify the Next Generation Science Standards' cross-cutting concepts and remind students to connect big ideas in science.

August 26, 2014

Kentucky Denied Flexibility on Science Testing by Federal Officials

The Kentucky education commissioner blasted the U.S. Department of Education in a recent blog post for rejecting his state's request for a one-year waiver on science assessments.

August 22, 2014

Researcher Diagnoses Four Problems With Common-Core Math Implementation

A researcher and education professor at Michigan State University laid out his take on four major problems with how the common-core math standards are being implemented.

August 20, 2014

Study: Math Fluency Linked to Changes in Brain

As children make the transition from finger-counting to retrieving math facts from memory, their brains begin to change, according to a new study from Stanford University.

August 15, 2014

Next Generation Science Standards: Which States Adopted and When?

Since the common science standards were finalized in April 2013, 12 states and the District of Columbia have adopted them.

August 14, 2014

Highest Honor in Math Goes to a Woman, Finally

For the first time since it was established 78 years ago, the prestigious Fields Medal—viewed as the Nobel prize of mathematics—was awarded to a woman.

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