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.
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August 01, 2014
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.
July 14, 2014
Florida is the first state to adopt a set of standards developed by the Council for Economic Education.
July 14, 2014
At its convention in Los Angeles, the American Federation of Teachers approved a resolution calling for greater educator involvement in implementing the common-core standards.
July 11, 2014
Two resolutions floating around the AFT convention in Los Angeles offer very different positions on the common core.
July 10, 2014
New Jersey readopts the common core in math and English/language arts, while California adopts the first instructional framework based on the new standards.
July 09, 2014
On July 9, the New Jersey education department announced that the state board had adopted the common science standards, making it the 12th state to do so.
July 08, 2014
Oklahoma's governor, who once supported the common core but later signed off on her state's bid to dump it, writes that her state can improve K-12 performance on its own.