Congress released a budget deal that would give several literacy programs an increase in funding, and keep funding for STEM partnerships and Advanced Placement steady.
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December 16, 2015
December 10, 2015
In one Arizona district, all K-8 students are doing computer programming. About 20 miles down the road in another district, the computer coding program has fallen apart without a champion.
November 25, 2015
A researcher says there's evidence that the common core has affected 4th and 8th graders in at least one measurable way: It's got them reading more nonfiction.
November 23, 2015
Finding common core-aligned textbooks is still a challenge for some California schools, even five years after the standards were adopted.
November 19, 2015
The Texas board of education shot down a plan to have a panel of university experts vet textbooks for factual errors before they are adopted.
October 29, 2015
Improving reading comprehension is not about giving students good "strategies," it's about increasing their knowledge base about the world, a panel of experts argued.
October 28, 2015
A nonprofit that reviews curricula for common-core alignment, which came under fire after initially posting low ratings for nearly all the texts it analyzed, has tweaked its processand consequently upped the scores for several publishers.
October 28, 2015
U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test.
October 22, 2015
The Minneapolis school district says it is immediately pulling an early-reader program that has books with racial, gender, and cultural stereotypes.
September 22, 2015
A father posted a photo on Facebook of a bank check made out to his local elementary school using what he called "common-core numbers."