Thanks to a $4.5 million grant, the nonprofit Playworks will expand opportunities for purposeful play to more than 130,000 kids in 350 schools in southeast Michigan and western New York.
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December 15, 2017
Other countries put curriculum at the center of how they train teachers. Why doesn't the United States?
September 12, 2017
Exposure to neuroscience can help dispel—but doesn't eliminate—beliefs in neuromyths among educators and the general public, a study finds.
June 12, 2017
Students need explicit instruction in how to use appositives, dependent clauses, and conjunctions, among other grammatical devices, says the author of a new book on teaching writing.
March 03, 2017
Ken Krehbiel, who has been serving as acting executive director for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics since October 2016, has been selected as the organization's new executive director.
March 02, 2017
A new website geared toward school administrators rates instructional programs for K-12 reading and math based on the effectiveness criteria laid out in the new federal education law.
November 23, 2016
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and the Library of Congress, will meet with 9th grade English teachers in Chicago Public Schools to revamp poetry instruction.
October 07, 2016
As part of a special report on ways to support new teachers, the Ed Week video team examined a program for first- and second-year science educators held at San Francisco's hallowed Exploratorium.
September 28, 2016
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
A 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.