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.
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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 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
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
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
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.