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.
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October 03, 2014
October 01, 2014
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
Teachers can apply for grants from the American Federation of Teachers to improve the Common Core State Standards.
September 04, 2014
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
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
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.
August 25, 2014
Tennessee students in grades 2-4 will be expected to learn cursive writing starting next year.
August 25, 2014
The state is inviting the public to vote "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on each standard, and to provide specific, detailed feedback.
August 22, 2014
A researcher and education professor at Michigan State University laid out his take on four major problems with how the common-core math standards are being implemented.
August 21, 2014
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.