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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-Hellman 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.

July 14, 2015

Teachers Reflect on What They'll Change in Their Classrooms

On Twitter, educators discussed their summer professional-development plans, and what they'd like to do differently in their classrooms this fall.

June 05, 2015

Education May Not Be Enough to Ensure Financial Health, Study Finds

New research out of the University of Kentucky puts less emphasis on financial education and more on pairing it with real-life experience.

March 24, 2015

New York City Holds STEM Institutes for Teachers

A grant from the GE Foundation provides training to New York City teachers and school leaders to ramp up STEM expertise to enhance career programs.

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