In these audio clips, the author and retired professor discusses how background knowledge affects reading comprehension, why he thinks the common core's focus on reading complex texts is useless, and what education policymakers can learn from France.
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October 14, 2016
October 14, 2016
Iowa is among the states considering new social studies standards.
October 11, 2016
The Evergreen State's new standards are based on a national model created the Council for Economic Education.
October 06, 2016
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is publishing reviews, written by teachers, of free and low-cost digital tools that can supplement classroom curricula.
September 20, 2016
The Montana board of education voted to adopt a new set of K-12 science standards, which closely resemble the Next Generation Science Standards that 18 states have adopted.
August 30, 2016
After analyzing dozens of K-12 math textbooks—and determining that most of the major publishers were selling subpar common-core products—the curriculum review group EdReports.org has moved on to English/language arts materials.
August 23, 2016
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.
August 12, 2016
Achieve, the group that spearheaded the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, recently released examples for how to "bundle" the science standards, or group them together to create units.
August 09, 2016
A complaint about New Math from 1972 calls to mind many of the critiques heard over the last few years about the common core.
July 28, 2016
In this video interview, the president of the National Science Teachers Association, David Evans, answers nine questions about the new science standards.