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May 16, 2013

Adoption of New Science Standards May Start With Rhode Island

Rhode Island may become the first state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

May 15, 2013

PD Program Targets Cross-Curricular Reading and Confidence

At an event in downtown Washington yesterday, panelists discussed a professional development program that brings reading and social/emotional learning together and according to several studies is having positive effects in both areas.

May 13, 2013

Join Education Week Webinar on New Education Entrepreneurship Programs

Education Week is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 14 at 2 p.m. Eastern, on universities creating programs in K-12 entrepreneurship.

May 03, 2013

Poll: AFT Members Support Both Common Core and High-Stakes Moratorium

In an encore to American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten's speech in New York City this week, which called for a moratorium on high stakes linked to common-core testing, the union released the results of a poll on how members perceive the new standards.

May 02, 2013

Are Your Systems Adapting Interdependently, or Just in Parts?

The purpose of any single part of an education system is realized only when those components are interconnected to achieve the vision of college- and career-readiness for every student.

May 02, 2013

Wait! School Leaders Need Professional Development Too?

Professional development isn't about wallowing in our own self-pity, it's about establishing and fostering real learning opportunities.

May 01, 2013

Teacher Training Enters A 'MOOC' World

A provider of MOOCs plans to begin some teacher-training modules, and will partner with a number of teacher colleges.

May 01, 2013

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Jumps Into K-12 and Teacher Education

Coursera, a major name in providing "massively open online courses," takes a step into K-12 schools by arranging to provide teacher training.

May 01, 2013

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Moves Into K-12 Teacher Training

The provider of massively open online courses in higher education is partnering with professional-development organizations and schools of education to offer free teacher training.

April 30, 2013

Weingarten: Wait a Year-Plus on High Stakes Around Common Core

This morning, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten gave a speech in New York City in which she called for a moratorium on high stakes associated with the impending common-core tests.

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