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October 22, 2014

Chevron Partners on $20 Million STEM Education Plan

The multinational energy corporation is launching an effort to improve science, technology, engineering, and math education and training in rural Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.

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 07, 2014

Georgia High School Teachers Dislike Integrated Math

Nearly 85 percent of Georgia teachers participating in a recent survey said they would rather use the traditional algebra-geometry-algebra 2 pathway for high school math than the integrated model the state currently requires.

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.

October 03, 2014

Professor: Math Mastery Requires Practice, Not Common-Core's 'Conceptual Understanding'

Barbara Oakley, an engineering professor at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., says the key to math expertise is practice, not conceptual understanding as common-core proponents would have educators believe.

October 01, 2014

Finding Overlap in the Common Math, Language Arts, and Science Standards

A Stanford researcher's Venn diagram shows the overlap between the common core and the Next Generation Science Standards, which some are using to argue for standards adoption.

September 05, 2014

AFT Grant Program Invites Teachers to Revise, Monitor Common-Core Standards

Teachers can apply for grants from the American Federation of Teachers to improve the Common Core State Standards.

September 04, 2014

California Higher Education Systems Pledge Common-Core Support

All four segments of California's higher education system are working to align admissions and teacher-preparation programs to reflect the common core.

August 29, 2014

Oklahoma: The First State to Lose Its NCLB Waiver Over Standards

When states have had problems with waivers from No Child Left Behind, it's usually been because of their teacher-evaluation plans. This time a state lost its waiver because it's standards weren't good enough.

August 28, 2014

Science Teacher Puts Standards' 'Cross-Cutting Concepts' Into Pictures

A California science teacher has created visual representations that clarify the Next Generation Science Standards' cross-cutting concepts and remind students to connect big ideas in science.

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