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July 22, 2014

A Professor's Plea to Stop Teaching Calculus in High Schools

A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.

July 22, 2014

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Does It Get Better Than This?

By engaging students in developing their own rubric to evaluate their work, a classroom accelerates learning.

July 22, 2014

Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to Common Core

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

Finding the Gold Standard of Common Standards Implementation

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

A Return to 'Balanced Literacy'?

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

When Will the Testing Obsession End?

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

At Long Last, To Kill a Mockingbird Available as E-Book

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

NEA Delegates Talk Common-Core Math

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

Weighing Common-Core Math Complaints

Do typical arguments for why the common-core math standards are supposedly problematic really make sense?

June 29, 2014

Indiana Tries Online Teacher Communities to Help With Shift From Common Core

Indiana's state education department launched online "communities of practice" to help teachers transition from the Common Core to new state standards.

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