When the scores for 4th and 8th grades were released in October, and showed declines as well, there was all sorts of chatter about where to place the blame. So far, the most recent 12th grade scores haven't caused the same kind of finger-pointing.
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April 20, 2016
A new research study has found that students perform better in math classes held in the morning than those held in the afternoon.
April 19, 2016
In common-core states, nearly all math and language arts teachers are at least somewhat reliant on materials they've developed or selected themselves, according to a new nationally representative survey.
March 25, 2016
A new study looks at how K-12 educators responded to the Ebola outbreak, and finds that most science teachers devoted some class time to the topic.
March 14, 2016
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.
February 25, 2016
Early findings from a new study show that California schools are using a wider range of unique textbooks than they were before the common core—in contrast to claims the standards would homogenize curriculum.
February 25, 2016
Literacy expert Timothy Shanahan says the research is clear: Writing about a text benefits reading comprehension more than talking about it.
February 23, 2016
Students' knowledge of science as they enter kindergarten is tied to science achievement in elementary and middle school, according to new research.
February 18, 2016
Most science teachers have an "insufficient grasp of the science" behind climate change, and that may be hurting their teaching, according to a recent study.
February 11, 2016
A new study found that teachers are mainly relying on homegrown instructional materials, created either by themselves or their district colleagues, to meet the Common Core State Standards.