Students who attended a live theater performance showed better knowledge of vocabulary words, more tolerance, and an improved ability to read others' emotions when compared to students who did not attend, according to a recent study.
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October 17, 2014
October 16, 2014
The Washington-based Center for American Progress released a report this morning looking at how much time students spend taking state- and district-required tests.
October 08, 2014
A survey of district superintendents finds that they increasingly see the standards as a potent way to improve students' skills. But many have not fully implemented the necessary curriculum and professional development.
October 06, 2014
In a recent survey, the Council of the Great City Schools found that half of K-12 parents in urban districts said the Common Core State Standards were beneficial to their children.
August 27, 2014
Reading instruction is making its way back into the public eye under New York City's new school chancellor.
August 22, 2014
A researcher and education professor at Michigan State University laid out his take on four major problems with how the common-core math standards are being implemented.
August 20, 2014
As children make the transition from finger-counting to retrieving math facts from memory, their brains begin to change, according to a new study from Stanford University.
August 19, 2014
A new poll from Education Next shows strong public support for the concept of shared academic standards, but much weaker support for the Common Core State Standards themselves.
August 14, 2014
A survey by the Education Week Research Center finds teachers less than enthusiastic about the quality of their common-core professional development, and about the alignment of their instructional materials to the new standards.
July 25, 2014
Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, a federal pilot study finds. But whether a computer-based test can effectively measure their abilities remains to be determined.