A new report from Student Achievement Partners claims that the popular reading program from literacy giant Lucy Calkins doesn't align to evidence-based practice. The review is the first in a new series that will evaluate reading programs against the scientific research base.
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Groups of elementary school teachers praised the increased rigor in the common standards, but expressed concerns that there are too-high expectations on children.
March 04, 2016
The California Department of Education has awarded a $500,000 grant for a project designed to get elementary school teachers better prepared to teach common-core math.
February 09, 2016
The Common Core State Standards have fostered many instructional changes in American classrooms, but new research offers little advice about what strategies improve how that instruction is delivered.
July 01, 2015
The Washington Post published an essay of a California English language arts teacher that caused an uproar after she said Shakespeare's works don't reflect the cultural perspectives her students need to learn.
May 13, 2015
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 01, 2015
A report from the Center for American Progress highlights six districts that are working teacher voices into the common-core implementation process.
March 23, 2015
After receiving the Global Teaching Award, renowned educator Nancie Atwell made remarks discouraging prospective teachers from entering the profession and criticizing the effects the common core has had on education.
March 05, 2015
A professor argues that public schools are failing to teach students the difference between fact and opinion, resulting in moral apathy among young people.
January 07, 2015
As 2015 begins, education experts and journalists offer predictions about the coming year.