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.
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July 12, 2016
June 28, 2016
The curriculum review website EdReports.org released its first round of results for high school math textbooksand three of the major publishers performed quite poorly.
June 27, 2016
Amazon is launching a new platform with thousands of free lesson plans, activities, and other instructional materials for teachers.
June 08, 2016
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 changea move that some national groups have labeled censorship.
May 05, 2016
The most recent round of textbook reviews from EdReports.org show that Everyday Math, which is used in about 200,000 classrooms around the country, does not meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards.
April 19, 2016
In common-core states, nearly all math and language arts teachers are at least somewhat reliant on materials they've developed or selected themselves, according to a new nationally representative survey.
March 23, 2016
Randall Munroe, the creator of the popular Internet comic xkcd, will soon have his work featured in high school science textbooks.
February 25, 2016
Early findings from a new study show that California schools are using a wider range of unique textbooks than they were before the common core—in contrast to claims the standards would homogenize curriculum.
February 12, 2016
EdReports.org, the group that bills itself as the Consumer Reports of common-core instructional materials, released analyses of four more textbook series this weekand again the results indicated publishers failed to meet the mark.
February 11, 2016
A new study found that teachers are mainly relying on homegrown instructional materials, created either by themselves or their district colleagues, to meet the Common Core State Standards.