U.S. Education Secretary identifies bad tests, and too much testing, as key problems, but doesn't provide details yet on what the department might do about them.
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August 21, 2014
August 19, 2014
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 15, 2014
Since the common science standards were finalized in April 2013, 12 states and the District of Columbia have adopted them.
August 14, 2014
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.
August 12, 2014
How do you illustrate division of fractions by fractions? And why would you want to?
August 07, 2014
Following accusations that questions on the New York standardized tests given this spring were developmentally inappropriate and included product placement, state education officials made half the questions available online.
August 01, 2014
A group of Maryland math educators take a close look at a 4th grade performance task, and several are surprised by the level of advanced thinking it requires.
July 30, 2014
With common-core backlash high on the public radar, a 25-year-old poll seems to illustrate a big shift in public opinion. Or maybe not.
July 28, 2014
Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.
July 22, 2014
A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.