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March 27, 2017

How Are Teachers Using EngageNY's Reading and Math Materials?

About one in three teachers nationally are using the free online materials, but which teachers are these and how are they using them?

March 08, 2017

Study: To Get High School Students Interested in STEM, Invest in Parents

When parents of high schoolers are given guidance on how to talk about the importance of science and math, their children are more likely to score well on a STEM standardized test and, years later, pursue a STEM career, a study finds.

March 02, 2017

Website Rates Reading and Math Programs Based on ESSA Criteria

A new website geared toward school administrators rates instructional programs for K-12 reading and math based on the effectiveness criteria laid out in the new federal education law.

January 08, 2017

Study: Some Elementary Math Textbooks Are Better Than Others

A new study finds that Houghton Mifflin California Math produced larger achievement gains than any other textbook.

November 22, 2016

Teenagers Have Trouble Telling Online 'Fake News' From Real News, Study Finds

New research from Stanford University finds that even students who have grown up with the internet struggle to judge the credibility of the information they read online.

October 10, 2016

Why Don't the Common-Core Standards Include Cursive Writing?

In a recent interview, one of the lead writers of the reading standards explained that the decision was about priorities—and that learning to use technology took precedence. But what does the research say?

October 04, 2016

Adding Funding for Textbooks Can Increase Student Achievement, Study Finds

Keeping low-income, struggling schools up to date with textbooks can give a boost to reading and math performance.

September 28, 2016

Study: Improving Teachers' Math Knowledge Doesn't Boost Student Scores

Fourth grade math teachers who took content-intensive professional development improved their own general math knowledge, but those gains did not trickle down to students, according to a new federal study.

September 01, 2016

Should Students Explain Their Thinking? Not Always, Research Says

When students explain incorrect thinking they could very well be cementing their own misunderstandings, according to a recent literature review.

August 23, 2016

Support for Common Core Continues to Decline, Poll Says

The percentage of the general public who say they support the Common Core State Standards dropped from 49 to 42 percent over the last year, according to a new poll. But some of that may be a branding problem.

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