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August 08, 2013

Study: Many Teachers Still Need Common-Core PD

States report difficulty in reaching all teachers for professional development in the common standards.

August 08, 2013

Study: Many Teachers Need Common-Core Professional Development

Bringing teachers up to speed on key instructional shifts for the common core remains a challenge for states, says a new survey.

August 07, 2013

Report: States Make Headway in Aligning Curriculum to Common Core

New survey results offer insights into early implementation by states of the Common Core State Standards.

August 05, 2013

Math Initiative in Omaha Gets $5.5 Million From Two Foundations

Two Omaha-based foundation are providing $5.5 million over three years to improve math instruction through graduate coursework for educators.

August 05, 2013

Diversity and Multiculturalism: The Independent School Story (Part 3)

You would be somewhat hard-pressed to find more than a handful of independent schools whose mission and values statements do not contain at least one word like "diverse," "multicultural," "global," "inclusive"--words that, as mission statements are intended to, commit the school to preparing students to live in a world in which everyone is not going to be just like themselves.

August 05, 2013

Teach America's Youngest a Second Language

Students are learning a second language at an early age because of the Global Schools Network sponsored by VIF International Education and Utah's Dual Language Immersion Program. Research demands that we follow the example of these programs and start with our youngest children.

August 02, 2013

Teacher-Observation Tools Get Easier For Districts to Purchase

A leading provider of online tools and videos for conducting teacher observations received a boost from a major public-agency procurement cooperative.

August 02, 2013

Growth of Teacher-Evaluation Systems Fuels Tech Company's Rise

A leading provider of online tools and videos for conducting teacher observations received a boost from a major public-agency procurement cooperative.

August 02, 2013

Volunteering: Good For Your Health, Good For The Workplace

I will be one of the first people to tell you that volunteering is good for your body, mind, and soul. I owe much of my drive, creativity, problem-solving skills, and success to the years I've spent as a volunteer, as well as the people who taught me the value of giving back. A recent study by Har...

July 29, 2013

Math Teachers Find Common Core More Rigorous Than Prior Standards

New survey data suggest that most middle school math teachers believe the common core standards are more rigorous than their state's prior standards.

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