A lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for English/language arts said she has at least one regret about how the standards turned out: that they don't require students to read a large number of texts independently.
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February 09, 2016
February 02, 2016
The stars may very well be aligning for proponents of K-12 computer science education
January 20, 2016
Very few K-12 science teachers have the experience needed to teach the science and engineering practices described in the Next Generation Science Standards, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
January 08, 2016
For the fifth consecutive year, a state senator in Indiana is proposing that schools be required to teach cursive.
December 03, 2015
The Every Student Succeeds Act, which could soon replace the 14-year-old No Child Left Behind law, gives states and districts more opportunities to use federal funds for science, technology, engineering, and math education, advocates say, and is ultimately a huge boon for the subjects.
December 01, 2015
New York has redesigned its Regents algebra test, which students must pass to graduate, to align to the common core. And the scores have consequently plummeted.
November 10, 2015
With the additions of Connecticut and Michigan, one-third of states have now officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards
October 28, 2015
U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test.
October 21, 2015
The newest round of math and reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the "nation's report card," are due out early next week, and some are saying they're likely to have fallen.
September 15, 2015
Do the new Nebraska math standards look like the common core? In some ways, yes, and in others, no.