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December 17, 2014

Making Math Word Problems More Accessible

Students would be better off if algebra teachers began their lessons with word problems, according to a recent study. But that can pose challenges for students who struggle with language.

December 15, 2014

Arts Education Report: Opinions on 'Inspired Learning'

n case you missed it, a recently released package of opinion pieces looks at the many facets of K-12 arts education.

December 03, 2014

CEOs Say Employees Need STEM Training

About 60 percent of job openings require basic science, technology, engineering, and math literacy, and 42 percent require advanced STEM skills, according to a new survey of 126 chief executive officers.

November 26, 2014

Study: Nearly 45 Percent of Students in California District Repeat Algebra

More than four out of every 10 students in a California district repeated Algebra 1, according to a new study, though not all repeaters were low performers.

October 30, 2014

National Science Foundation Releases Data Tool for STEM Education

The National Science Foundation released a data tool today that puts STEM education statistics into a friendly, visual format.

October 30, 2014

Teachers a Key Source of Common-Core Curricula, Study Finds

As schools and districts struggle to find good-quality curriculum aligned to the common core, they're turning most often to their own teachers for those instructional materials, a new survey shows.

October 17, 2014

Attending Live Theater Improves Students' Vocabulary and Tolerance, Study Finds

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.

October 16, 2014

State and District Tests Frequent, But Take Little Instructional Time, Study Says

The Center for American Progress released a report looking at how much time students spend taking state- and district-required tests.

October 08, 2014

With Tests Looming, Much Common-Core Work Still Unfinished, Survey Says

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

Survey: Half of Urban Parents Say Common Core Is Beneficial

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.

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