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April 07, 2015

Educator Resource: Spotlight on Math Instruction

Just a heads-up to readers that Ed Week is offering a package of articles about math instruction, several of which focus on the Common Core State Standards for math, for free until April 15.

March 31, 2015

NAEP Scores Show Little Progress in Students' Grasp of Vocabulary

Students in 4th, 8th and 12th grade show an interesting mix of strength and weakness in their ability to choose the right meaning of vocabulary words in context.

March 31, 2015

Are STEM and Liberal Arts at Odds?

Is the country too narrowly focused on science, technology, engineering, and math?

February 11, 2015

International Development Groups Recognize Tech-Based Literacy Efforts

Fourteen technology-based literacy programs from around the world were chosen to receive grants of up to $500,000 each, according to a recent announcement.

February 11, 2015

Holding 3rd Graders Back in Mississippi? No. Well, Maybe

Lawmakers vote to delay the 3rd grade reading gate scheduled for this year, but many had second thoughts about their votes.

January 15, 2015

Indiana Considers Moving 3rd Grade Reading Test to 2nd Grade

A state senator proposes moving the 3rd grade reading test to 2nd grade to spread out the testing burden and allow 3rd graders more time for remediation.

January 06, 2015

Third Grade Reading: Aiming for Better Teacher Preparation

States are increasingly targeting teachers, rather than students, in their bid to boost 3rd grade reading-proficiency levels.

October 06, 2014

Common-Core Teaching: Balancing Grade-Level and 'Frustration-Level' Texts

Teachers and academic scholars are debating ways to interpret, and teach, the text-complexity expectations of the Common Core State Standards.

September 23, 2014

'Banned Books Week' Spotlights Censorship Efforts

The 32-year-old event encourages the reading of books that have been challenged or banned from bookstores and libraries.

August 27, 2014

N.Y.C. Chancellor Pushes for Schools to Reinstate Independent-Reading Time

Reading instruction is making its way back into the public eye under New York City's new school chancellor.

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