If perception is reality, a lot of schools are failing to challenge their students, a Washington think tank concludes in a new report. Drawing on a rich set of student-survey data, the Center for American Progress cites some alarming statistics in the report, released today. Many students, it seems...
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July 10, 2012
July 03, 2012
A new approach to highlighting the key shifts of the common standards in English/language arts boils the changes down to "what's in and what's out."
July 02, 2012
Twenty-five communities win awards for outstanding work in advancing an agenda to ensure that students are reading on grade level by 3rd grade.
June 28, 2012
Are new ways of gauging text complexity too complex?
June 26, 2012
Ohio's governor has signed a new law that ties promotion of 3rd graders to their performance on a 3rd grade reading test.
May 04, 2012
Participating schools will be part of a pilot program aimed at measuring how their students compare with their global peers.
May 02, 2012
The new campaign comes as access to theater instruction in the elementary grades has sharply declined at the elementary level.
April 25, 2012
The Common Core State Standards have sparked a debate over the role of prereading in literacy instruction.
February 17, 2012
President Obama is proposing to cut the budget for the "nation's report card" by $6 million.
February 15, 2012
English/language arts teachers are arguing about the value of "close reading," a key tenet of the common standards.