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August 16, 2019

Low-Achieving and High-Achieving Students Receive Different Instruction, Report Finds

In reading, math, and science, teachers whose students scored low on a national test reported being less likely to ask their classes to engage in higher-order thinking or offer them advanced work than teachers whose students scored high, a report from the National Center for Education Statistics finds.

August 14, 2019

California's Ethnic Studies Curriculum, Criticized for 'Anti-Jewish Bias,' to Be Revised

California's proposed curriculum guide in ethnic studies is being sent back for substantial revision after a pileup of criticism that it's anti-Semitic.

August 12, 2019

Four States Now Require Schools to Teach LGBT History

Starting next school year, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history will be part of the curriculum in Illinois public schools. The state is the fourth to mandate teaching of LGBT history, after California, New Jersey, and Colorado.

August 05, 2019

Americans Say Civics Is a Must and Religion a Maybe in Schools

Americans overwhelmingly believe civics should be taught in school, and almost 70 percent of them think it should be a requirement to graduate, a new survey finds.

July 24, 2019

International Baccalaureate to Eliminate $172 Registration Fee

The organization hopes the change, which will take place starting with the next round of exams in November, will make it more affordable for students to take the tests.

July 15, 2019

What to Do When Physics Teachers Don't Know Physics

Many teachers are tapped to teach physics without prior training or experience. A new study explores a possible solution.

July 11, 2019

Can Media Literacy Combat 'Truth Decay'? What Teachers Should Know

A new RAND Corporation report found that there isn't universal agreement on which skills are part of media literacy—making it difficult to evaluate and compare educational programs.

July 03, 2019

Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills, Study Finds

New research from Liverpool John Moores University in England found that learning about letter-sound interactions at home positively predicted young children's ability to count, calculate, and recognize numbers.

May 30, 2019

States Introduce Sex Education Legislation Following #MeToo Movement

A growing number of states have passed bills that would expand on what is covered in sex education lessons, including adding language on consent and healthy relationships.

April 17, 2019

Black Students Say Their P.E. Teacher Asked Them to Play 'Slave Games'

This incident is the latest in a string of newsmaking lessons on slavery this year—lessons that students and parents have called out as racist and harmful to black students.

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