Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.
Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, a federal pilot study finds. But whether a computer-based test can effectively measure their abilities remains to be determined.
Doubling up on math classes for a year may help middle school students in the short-term, but the benefits of doing so depreciate over timeand are likely not be worth the price of missing out on instruction in other subjects, according to a new study.
A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.
The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.
The College Board and Educational Testing Service have issued an apology about T-shirts bearing racially charged caricatures of Chinese politicians that were distributed at a grading event for the Advanced Placement World History exam last month.
Florida is the first state to adopt a set of standards developed by the Council for Economic Education.
At its convention in Los Angeles, the American Federation of Teachers approved a resolution calling for greater educator involvement in implementing the common-core standards.
Two resolutions floating around the AFT convention in Los Angeles offer very different positions on the common core.
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."