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July 27, 2015

Free AP Lessons Offered Online in Calculus, Physics, Macroeconomics

A MOOC-provider teams up with the College Board to release materials aimed at students who are underrepresented in AP classes.

July 18, 2015

Improving Reading by Playing With Words: Four Classroom Activities

At the International Literacy Association conference here, renowned reading expert Timothy Rasinski shared some of his favorite ways for developing students' foundational reading skills—many of which involve word play.

July 09, 2015

Prior to Common-Core Tests, Some States Raised the Bar for 'Proficiency'

A new study shows that many states have upped their standards for what it means to be labeled proficient, a change that some attribute to the advent of the common-core standards.

July 07, 2015

Study Highlights Striking Racial and Gender Gaps in High School STEM

While male and female students are earning high school math and science credits at similar rates, boys are still significantly more likely to take engineering classes and to consider pursuing postsecondary STEM majors, according to a recent transcript study.

July 06, 2015

National Science Foundation Offers Grants to Help STEM Teachers

The National Science Foundation is offering grants to help teachers gain exposure and improve STEM education.

July 02, 2015

Required CPR Instruction Could Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes, Report Says

With less than 3 percent of U.S. residents trained in CPR annually, a new report recommends making such training a graduation requirement for students.

June 17, 2015

Building Lifelong Readers: Do Reward Systems Help?

Developmental psychologist Daniel Willingham says teachers should drop the reading reward systems and simply give students time in class for pleasure reading.

June 11, 2015

Organ-Donation Education Fails to Spur More Donors, Study Finds

Unlike some other statewide programs, teaching students about organ donation hasn't helped increase the number of transplantations.

June 05, 2015

Education May Not Be Enough to Ensure Financial Health, Study Finds

New research out of the University of Kentucky puts less emphasis on financial education and more on pairing it with real-life experience.

May 14, 2015

Reading Fluency: Why Is It So Hard to Teach?

The leap from decoding to fluent reading for many students is huge.

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