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March 02, 2017

Website Rates Reading and Math Programs Based on ESSA Criteria

A new website geared toward school administrators rates instructional programs for K-12 reading and math based on the effectiveness criteria laid out in the new federal education law.

February 28, 2017

'The Martian' Makes Its Way Into More STEM Classrooms, Minus the Profanity

There's now a classroom-friendly version of the sci-fi thriller novel, which many say is potentially a great STEM teaching tool.

February 24, 2017

Common-Core Materials Continue to Vary in Quality, According to Textbook Review

The newest batch of K-12 textbook reviews from nonprofit EdReports.org has some bad news for at least one major publisher.

October 06, 2016

Teachers Review 'Promising' Digital Tools for English/Language Arts Instruction

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is publishing reviews, written by teachers, of free and low-cost digital tools that can supplement classroom curricula.

October 04, 2016

Adding Funding for Textbooks Can Increase Student Achievement, Study Finds

Keeping low-income, struggling schools up to date with textbooks can give a boost to reading and math performance.

August 30, 2016

Common-Core Reading Materials Get Mixed Results in First Major Review

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.

July 12, 2016

Study: Give Weak Teachers Good Lesson Plans, Not Professional Development

A recent study found that giving middle school math teachers access to inquiry-based lesson plans and online support significantly improved student achievement--and benefited weaker teachers the most.

June 28, 2016

Major Publishers Get Poor Reviews for High School Common-Core Math Books

The curriculum review website EdReports.org released its first round of results for high school math textbooks—and three of the major publishers performed quite poorly.

June 27, 2016

Will Amazon Change the Way Teachers Find Lesson Plans?

Amazon is launching a new platform with thousands of free lesson plans, activities, and other instructional materials for teachers.

June 08, 2016

Portland Schools to Ditch Textbooks That Express Doubt About Climate Change

The school board for the Portland, Ore., school system recently adopted a resolution saying it would stop using instructional materials that cast doubt on climate change—a move that some national groups have labeled censorship.

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