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August 27, 2014

N.Y.C. Chancellor Pushes for Schools to Reinstate Independent-Reading Time

Reading instruction is making its way back into the public eye under New York City's new school chancellor.

August 22, 2014

Researcher Diagnoses Four Problems With Common-Core Math Implementation

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

Study: Math Fluency Linked to Changes in Brain

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

Support Slipping for Common Core, Especially Among Teachers, Poll Finds

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

Despite Training, Half of Teachers Feel Inadequately Prepared for Common Core

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

Federal Study Probes Readiness of 4th Graders for Computer-Based Writing Tests

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.

July 22, 2014

A Double Dose of Math Has Diminishing Returns, Study Finds

Doubling up on math classes for a year may help middle school students in the short-term, but the benefits of doing so depreciate over time—and are likely not be worth the price of missing out on instruction in other subjects, according to a new study.

June 26, 2014

Study: Struggling Math Students Need Direct Instruction, Not 'Fun' Activities

Music, movement, and manipulatives, while fun, may hinder 1st graders struggling in math, study suggests.

June 02, 2014

Research on STEM-Focused Schools Shows Mixed Results

Findings of three new studies suggest that some students may benefit from STEM-focused schools, but that, overall, they're not necessarily more effective.

May 22, 2014

Arts and Special Education: Reflections on a Photo

A photo of an arts education program for students with special needs illustrates the kinds of social and communication gains students can make.

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