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May 20, 2015

Math Groups Criticize EdReports' Textbook Reviews in Open Letter

The Consumer Reports-style reviews of common-core instructional materials posted by EdReports.org are incomplete, contain errors, and misrepresent what's important in the common standards, claim two national groups of math educators.

May 18, 2015

Rand Paul: National Tests OK, But Wants Silicon Valley Over Uncle Sam

"I'm not arguing against any kind of national communication or even national testing. I took national tests when I was a kid," Sen. Rand Paul said in a recent interview.

May 18, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul, Presidential Candidate, Not Opposed to National Testing

That education made it into the 10-minute Meet the Press interview at all is a big deal, and bodes well for education as an issue in the 2016 election cycle.

May 13, 2015

Award-Winning Principal Carol Burris Steps Down to Fight New Evaluations

Carol Burris, a nationally recognized principal, announced recently that she will be resigning from her position after this school year, citing test-heavy teacher-evaluation processes as a key reason for her departure.

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.

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