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November 17, 2014

Audio Interview: Making Sense of Common-Core Math

In this short audio post, two EdWeek reporters discuss the major differences between the common core and previous state standards, as well as a few other interesting tidbits from the recent common-core math report.

November 12, 2014

To 'Frustrated Parent': Understanding and Fluency Are Both Important

A problem that resulted in a father's Facebook post illustrates ways that mathematics education can change to enable students to learn more deeply.

November 12, 2014

Can the Common Core Be Improved?

Is it possible to rewrite the Core so that they are actually good? What questions must we answer if we are to create standards worth having?

November 10, 2014

New York, Connecticut Teachers to Devise Common-Core Strategies

The AFT awards grants to two state unions in the wake of widespread criticism that teachers have been overlooked in the design and implementation of the common core.

November 09, 2014

Physical Education Can Promote Global Competence

Recent advances to the studies of neuroscience have shown that the brain functions better through the use of exercise and play. Therefore, physical education is a great way to introduce global learning concepts by using movement and games.

November 09, 2014

Curmudgucation Digest (November 9)

Elections, Brookings bad research, and meritocracy are part of this week at Curmudgucation

November 06, 2014

Common-Core Subtraction: Teaching Many Methods

Under the common core, there are many ways to do subtraction—none of which involve borrowing and carrying.

November 03, 2014

Online Common Core Testing Delayed in Louisiana

Superintendent John White announces that students in elementary and middle school will take the exam on paper, rather than on computer, this academic year.

October 30, 2014

Teachers a Key Source of Common-Core Curricula, Study Finds

As schools and districts struggle to find good-quality curriculum aligned to the common core, they're turning most often to their own teachers for those instructional materials, a new survey shows.

October 30, 2014

Comfortable Learning Environment: Soften the Blow of Accountability?

In today's guest blog, two co-authors suggest that a comfortable learning environment is the key to softening the blow of accountability through reform, standards, testing, and mandates.

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