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September 28, 2012

Should the Common Standards 'Change Everything'?

A common-standards advocate argues that many aspects of American education will have to change if schooling is to fully reflect the new expectations.

September 27, 2012

Students, Teachers Take Scientific Inquiry to Mount Kilimanjaro

Several U.S. students and their teachers are scaling Mount Kilimanjaro this week as part of an international expedition to gather scientific data about its six "biomes."

September 26, 2012

Education Week Launches Common-Core Newsletter

Education Week has just unveiled a brand new e-newsletter devoted to news, analysis, and commentary on the common-core standards.

September 26, 2012

Utah Educators Crafting E-Textbooks for Math Common Core

Five Utah educators, concerned about a lack of instructional materials aligned to the common-core math standards, are writing a set of high school e-textbooks.

September 25, 2012

U.S. Grant for STEM Ed. Targets Baltimore Elementary Schools

The NSF is awarding $7.4 million for a project to promote improved STEM education in nine Baltimore elementary schools.

September 24, 2012

Common Core Reaches Into Science Classes, Survey Finds

The Common Core State Standards aren't just changing instruction in math and English language/arts, new survey data suggest. They're also finding their way into a lot of science classrooms.

September 20, 2012

Study Finds Achievement Differences Tied to Curricular Choices

At a time when states and districts are on the lookout for textbooks and related instructional materials to guide the teaching of the common core, a recent study offers a cautionary tale about the selection of publishers' wares. First, don't underestimate the importance to student learning of the p...

September 13, 2012

Most States Providing Common-Core Instructional Materials

Nearly all states are developing curricular and supplemental materials to help districts and schools implement the common-core state standards, but far fewer are approving or certifying lists of materials, a new report finds.

September 12, 2012

Business Group Gauges STEM 'Vital Signs' Across States

A new collection of state-by-state reports on STEM learning issued today finds that in nearly every state, elementary students are getting less instructional time for science than they did in the mid 1990s, and that many students lack access to rigorous STEM courses.

September 11, 2012

New Tenn. Coalition Aims to Promote, Support Common Core

Tennessee's push to implement the Common Core State Standards is getting support from a new statewide coalition that includes leaders in business, education, and other sectors.

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