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April 11, 2014

Math Group Releases Guidance on Common-Core Teaching Practices

A new document from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics aims to go a step further than the Common Core State Standards in math by describing specifically what educators need to do to help students reach the new requirements.

April 09, 2014

Math Anxiety Is Linked to Genetics, Study Finds

Math anxiety can be explained, at least in part, by genetic factors, according to a recent study that tracked hundreds of twins over a seven-year period.

March 27, 2014

Science Teachers Favor Males in Class, Study Finds

Two Illinois researchers found a way to gauge high school students' thoughts and feelings at precise moments during science class—and in doing so uncovered some alarming differences between the way male and female students experienced instruction.

February 27, 2014

Surveys Differ on Teacher Preparedness for Common Core

The results from two studies that looked at teachers' preparedness for the common core came out this week.

February 19, 2014

Poll: Building Character More Important Goal of K-12 Ed. Than Building Economy

When asked about the most important long-term goals of education, voters place the highest value on building character rather than building the economy. And most don't know what the common core is.

February 05, 2014

Study: Districts Vary Widely in the Amount of Time They Spend on Testing

A new study finds that district-imposed tests take far more of teachers' and students' time than do state-mandated assessments.

January 14, 2014

Half of Civics Teachers Devote Little Time to News Literacy, Study Finds

A recent survey found that just half of high school civics and American government teachers devote one or more units to teaching students how to critically analyze the news.

December 03, 2013

Avoiding 'MalPISAnce': Caveats on International Test Rankings

The PISA results, released today, are both widely publicized and quite complicated. Here are some tips for understanding the data.

October 23, 2013

Common-Core Study: Teachers Aiming Too Low With Reading Assignments

A new survey of teachers shows that most assign readings based on a student's reading level, rather than his grade level.

October 10, 2013

Help Needed on Strategies for Teaching Common Core, Study Says

By guest blogger Sarah D. Sparks. Cross-posted from Inside School Research. The Common Core State Standards require considerable writing across many subjects, but the standards themselves won't be enough to guide teachers to best practices in writing instruction, according to a new analysis. In a st...

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