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August 14, 2014

Despite Training, Half of Teachers Feel Inadequately Prepared for Common Core

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

With Fractions, Common-Core Training Goes Beyond 'Invert and Multiply'

How do you illustrate division of fractions by fractions? And why would you want to?

August 07, 2014

After Uproar, New York Releases Standardized Test Questions

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 Closer Look at a Math Performance Task From PARCC

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

Flashback: 1989 Poll Finds American Public 'Ready for National Curriculum'

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

Real-Life Math and Teacher Training: Cures for 'Innumeracy'?

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 Professor's Plea to Stop Teaching Calculus in High Schools

A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.

July 14, 2014

Florida Adopts Standards for Teaching Financial Literacy

Florida is the first state to adopt a set of standards developed by the Council for Economic Education.

July 14, 2014

AFT Takes Key Steps on Standards, Accountability

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

What Will the AFT Do About Common Core?

Two resolutions floating around the AFT convention in Los Angeles offer very different positions on the common core.

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