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May 12, 2015

Stanford Professor: Stop With the Math Memorization

Mathematics education in the United States puts far too much emphasis on memorization, says Stanford professor Jo Boaler.

May 12, 2015

Building Research Skills Through Global Primary Sources

The Common Core State Standard require students to conduct original research. Here are resources and project ideas to help!

May 11, 2015

N.H. Gov. Hassan First to Veto a Common-Core Repeal Bill

The Granite State governor's action is the first time a bill requiring a state to ditch the Common Core State Standards has been vetoed by a governor.

May 08, 2015

Anti-Common-Core Bills Diversify as Democrats' Skepticism Grows, Report Says

"To move from vague proclamations of support to full implementation requires highly specific decisions to be made about who to target, how much money to invest, and which stakeholders to engage," the researchers wrote in their Brookings Institution paper.

May 07, 2015

Encouraging Math Students to 'Make Sense of Problems'

David Ginsburg, of Education Week Teacher's Coach G's Teaching Tips blog, has a good explanation about what it means to "make sense of problems"—one of the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice.

May 06, 2015

The Role of Performance Assessments in Fostering Opportunities for Deeper Learning

Systems of assessments that include tasks that ask students to apply their knowledge to solve problems can deepen learning.

May 01, 2015

What Exactly Is the Maker Movement?

While born of an age-old concept, the "maker movement" officially turns 10 this year.

April 28, 2015

How Much Reading Should We Expect of Kindergartners? A Look at the Standards

The Common Core State Standards require students to "read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding" by the end of kindergarten. How different is that from previous standards?

April 24, 2015

Poll Finds Most California Parents Know Little About Common-Core Tests

Few Californians believe their schools administer too many standardized tests, according to a new poll, which also found that knowledge about the common-core standards is weak.

April 24, 2015

Colorado K-12 Chief Announces Retirement Amid State Board Shift

State board elections in 2014 led to new members and new tension between Commissioner Robert Hammond and board members, including over the common core and aligned tests.

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