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February 20, 2020

California Agrees to $53 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Low Literacy Achievement

Targeted in a lawsuit focused on students' struggles to read, California has agreed to provide $53 million for early literacy instruction and a range of services to support it.

February 20, 2020

Should Teachers Give Students 'Spanish Names' in Spanish Class?

Renaming students is a common practice in foreign-language classes, but there has been a growing pushback among some educators, who say it can be culturally insensitive.

February 20, 2020

Navigating the Curriculum Maze: States Stepping in to Help Teachers

If Virginia's proposal is approved, it will become part of a trend: states that are taking a stronger role in helping teachers find high-quality curriculum materials.

February 19, 2020

Reading Instruction 'Keeps Parents Up at Night': Advocates in Wis., Calif. Push for Changes

As schools apply more scrutiny to the methods and materials they use to teach early reading, educators and parents in some states have started to form new advocacy efforts—trying to pressure states and districts to adopt new approaches to teacher training and evaluating materials.

February 10, 2020

A Rap Video Makes the Case for Voting. Here's How One Teacher Used It

Students often struggle to understand the power that the legislative branch of government has, said middle school social studies teacher Beth White.

February 06, 2020

7 Takeaways From the 2019 Advanced Placement Results

Nearly one-quarter of the high school graduates of 2019 who took Advanced Placement exams scored a 3 or higher, continuing trends of score improvements among students overall, according to results released Thursday by the College Board. But the results also show small declines for three ethnic groups, including white students.

February 05, 2020

Graduation Ultimatum: Learn Economics and Personal Finance, More States Say

Half of all states now require students to take an economics course or a class that covers economics content, and 21 require instruction in personal finance, according to a new report.

February 04, 2020

When Teachers Are Tough Graders, Students Learn More, Study Says

A new study from the Fordham Institute argues that "the mindset that says 'everybody gets a gold star' does more damage than good."

February 03, 2020

Tennessee Seeks New Teacher, Principal Requirements in 'Science of Reading'

The Tennessee department of education is proposing unsually comprehensive legislation that will require all current and new K-3 teachers, and those who train them, to know evidence-based reading instruction.

January 30, 2020

Teacher Praise Helps Students Focus, Behave Better, Study Says

A new study finds that students tend to stay on task better when their teachers increase their ratio of praise to reprimand.

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