Colorado is hosting a summit this week on improving students' personal financial literacy.

School officials in Elko County, Nev., are trying to get a refund for state history textbooks, amid concern with grammatical problems and complaints that the books are racist.

The public-comment period for the proposed common standards has closed. At some point soon, we will get a summary of the 5,000-plus comments the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association received on the K-12 standards. In the meantime, as a continuation of my blog entry from last week, I'm posting a couple more examples of feedback submitted on the math portion of the common standards: Here is what the Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago submitted, and here is what the U.S. Coalition for World Class Math submitted....

New teacher-quality grants will help expand the UTeach program to Cleveland State University and support a math initiative in the South Bronx.

A new study finds that more states are using online state assessments already, or plan to be doing so in the near future. The study also found that state education leaders are really interested in open-source platforms for state accountability testing. Researchers for the study interviewed officials in educational assessment and technology offices in 27 states, as well as "opinion leaders" from the public and private sector. They found that 23 of the 27 states were already conducting state assessments online, or will soon be doing so. Educators cited easier logistics, quicker data turnaround, and the option of more customizable ...

In the same spirit as my post yesterday, which offers up at least a teensy slice of the feedback on the math portion of the common standards, here are some responses to the English/language arts section. Some of these have been formally submitted on the initiative's website as feedback during the public comment period (which ends today). Others have been issued by their organizations to contribute to a public dialog, but have not been officially submitted as common-core feedback. Keep in mind that many organizations are not submitting feedback online during the public-comment period because they already shared their ...

As the obituaries and tributes pouring out make plain, Jaime Escalante made a big mark in education.

A group of mathematicians has come out with a critique of the proposed common standards, which are undergoing their final few days of public comment this week. (Friday is the last day of the public-comment period. You can post your feedback on their website by clicking the little yellow bar in the left column.) As I have said before, it would be a valuable service to make public all the comments on the K-12 common standards draft. More than 5,000 have been submitted so far. But the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association, which ...

Both Delaware and Tennessee featured STEM education in their successful Race to the Top applications.

We've been writing it over and over: Forty-eight states have agreed to support the common-standards push. The two exceptions are Texas and Alaska. Is that about to change? It seems that educators in Alaska are discussing whether to adopt the standards....


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