Hung-Hsi Wu, a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, explains why instruction on fractions, which he calls "the backbone of school mathematics," needed to change.
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February 10, 2015
February 09, 2015
A group that partnered in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards is now asking science teachers to help field-test multiple-choice items for an assessment on energy.
February 03, 2015
President Obama's proposed fiscal 2016 budget seeks big increases to support career and technical education, and to help states implement--and reduce--assessments.
January 23, 2015
The Wyoming House gave preliminary approval to eliminate a budget footnote that forbids the state board of education from considering the Next Generation Science Standards for adoption.
January 07, 2015
Last month, West Virginia joined 12 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standardsbut not without first making a few tweaks to the standards' language about global warming.
December 31, 2014
If in rounding out 2014 you're still finding yourself a bit fuzzy on the difference between the common-core standards and curriculum, two recent NPR pieces might offer some clarity.
December 29, 2014
We round up this year's most popular blog posts, and offer some projections for next year.
December 08, 2014
The dismissed lawsuit claims that the Next Generation Science Standards violates the religious freedoms of students and parents and promoted atheism.
November 21, 2014
Nearly all of the social studies textbooks that were being considered by the Texas board of education have been sanctioned for use next school year.
November 21, 2014
NCSS released a new book with exemplar social studies lessons designed by 15 curriculum partners, including the Library of Congress, and National Geographic.