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February 17, 2016

Hawaii Adopts the Next Generation Science Standards

Hawaii is the 18th state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, which are also in place in the District of Columbia.

February 09, 2016

The Common-Core Reading Standard That Should Have Been

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.

February 02, 2016

With Computer Science Ed. Gaining Momentum, Girls Still Well Behind

The stars may very well be aligning for proponents of K-12 computer science education

January 20, 2016

Science Teachers Need More Training to Get Ready for Next Generation Standards

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

Indiana Cursive Bill Gets A Fifth Go-Round

For the fifth consecutive year, a state senator in Indiana is proposing that schools be required to teach cursive.

December 03, 2015

STEM Funding Streams Expanded in NCLB Rewrite

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

Common-Core Algebra: A Barrier to Graduation in New York?

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

Connecticut and Michigan Adopt the Next Generation Science Standards

With the additions of Connecticut and Michigan, one-third of states have now officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards

October 28, 2015

Math NAEP Scores Drop for 4th and 8th Grades

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

If Math and Reading NAEP Scores Fall, Who's to Blame?

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.

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