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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.

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.

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