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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 29, 2014

Crowdsource the Core

Gentlemen, we can rebuild it. We have the technology.

October 26, 2014

A Veteran Teacher's Blog on Putting Policy Into Practice

This entry is an introduction to Phylis Hoffman, a veteran teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Phylis will share her insights on putting policy into practice in the real world, with real kids, through real experiences.

October 26, 2014

Too Many Initiatives ... Too Little Time?

Schools are under initiative fatigue, but maybe they don't have to be as fatigued as they think.

October 23, 2014

Testing Consortium Awards Contract for English-Learner Assessment

The WIDA consortium has chosen a Minnesota company to score its new, common-core aligned English-language proficiency assessment that will debut in 2015-16.

October 22, 2014

Chevron Partners on $20 Million STEM Education Plan

The multinational energy corporation is launching an effort to improve science, technology, engineering, and math education and training in rural Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.

October 19, 2014

Does Increased Accountability Work?

A recent NY Times article suggests that increased accountability isn't helping to raise achievement or growth...something educators have been saying for many years.

October 17, 2014

Why the Label 'Exceeds Standard' Doesn't Work

In today's guest post, Professor of Educational Psychology and author Thomas Guskey says that "Exceeds Standards" doesn't work.

October 17, 2014

Globally Competent Kentucky: A State Approach

As mentioned in our previous blog, we are beginning to see an increased interest by states to provide their students with a globally focused education, including increased access to world language programs and acknowledgement of heritage languages through seals of biliteracy. Kentucky has not only made a public statement on the importance of global competence and world languages for its students, but is taking time to evaluate the situation before moving to expansion. Lu Young explains.

October 16, 2014

State and District Tests Frequent, But Take Little Instructional Time, Study Says

The Center for American Progress released a report looking at how much time students spend taking state- and district-required tests.

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