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July 22, 2014
July 22, 2014
A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.
July 18, 2014
In North Carolina's Iredell-Statesville school district, teachers report a smooth implementation of the standards now being targeted for review by the state legislature.
July 10, 2014
The new schools chancellor in New York City is advocating teachers use the once-mandated citywide but since questioned (discredited, by some accounts) approach to reading instruction known as "balanced literacy."
July 09, 2014
Recently, the Utica City School District in New York received a grant to extend their school day. One of the reasons to extend the school day was to increase test scores.
July 08, 2014
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic novel, is available in downloadable e-book and audiobook forms for the first time.
July 07, 2014
Members of the teachers' union generally said they like the common standards, but lack resources and are scared about what testing will bring.
July 01, 2014
Do typical arguments for why the common-core math standards are supposedly problematic really make sense?
June 29, 2014
Indiana's state education department launched online "communities of practice" to help teachers transition from the Common Core to new state standards.
June 27, 2014
Globally focused teachers create a place where students learn science from interdisciplinary and global perspectives. Using a science curriculum with global case studies engages students in problem-based learning tasks and scientific investigations founded on research in scientific literature.