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September 28, 2016

Study: Improving Teachers' Math Knowledge Doesn't Boost Student Scores

Fourth grade math teachers who took content-intensive professional development improved their own general math knowledge, but those gains did not trickle down to students, according to a new federal study.

July 12, 2016

Study: Give Weak Teachers Good Lesson Plans, Not Professional Development

A recent study found that giving middle school math teachers access to inquiry-based lesson plans and online support significantly improved student achievement--and benefited weaker teachers the most.

June 24, 2016

1 in 5 Teachers Unfamiliar With the Common-Core Standards for Writing

A recent survey finds that teachers say the common-core standards have led them to focus more on teaching writing than they have in the past, and yet they haven't gotten the proper training to do so.

May 23, 2016

Gates Chief Acknowledges Common-Core Missteps

In a letter posted today on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's website, CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann acknowledged that the group had made some miscalculations regarding implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

March 21, 2016

1st Graders Make Significant Growth With Reading Recovery Program, Study Shows

A new study of Reading Recovery, a 1-on-1 reading intervention program for 1st graders, found that the program had a significant positive impact on students' reading achievement.

March 14, 2016

National Writing Project Shown to Benefit Teachers, Students

The results of a two-year study on the National Writing Project, a teacher professional-development program that's lost federal funding in recent years, show that it had a positive impact on both teachers and students.

January 22, 2016

New York City Moves to 'Departmentalize' Math Teaching for 5th Graders

The school district is looking to departmentalize math instruction for 5th grade students as part of a push for stronger algebra preparation.

October 15, 2015

Wonderopolis Creator to Lead English Teachers' Group

The National Council of Teachers of English has hired Emily Kirkpatrick, the vice president of the National Center for Families Learning, as its new executive director.

July 21, 2015

Focus on the Standards Without the Words 'Common Core'

At a literacy conference where the majority of sessions were focused on practical application in the classroom, the term "common core" was sometimes circumvented, or explicitly avoided.

July 17, 2015

Educators Await Reading Experts, Authors, and Shaq at Literacy Conference

Starting today, about 6,000 educators, researchers, librarians, and experts are gathering here for three days of literacy professional development.

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