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October 06, 2016
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.
July 07, 2016
Lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards are focused on application and making connections across topics. They're also hard to come by, for now.
July 06, 2016
Literacy expert Timothy Shanahan says the idea that students should mainly read texts at their "instructional level" simply isn't backed by research.
June 30, 2016
Massachusetts schools could soon be using new standards for teaching computer science and digital literacy.