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February 22, 2014

Boasts About Textbook Alignment to Common Core a 'Sham,' Say Researchers

The jury is still out on whether new, digital instructional materials can achieve greater alignment with the new standards than traditional textbooks.

January 29, 2014

How Do You Learn Best? Hands-On Style Tops Survey Results

Younger adults and men, in particular, favor a hands-on style of learning, according to a survey done for Everest College.

January 23, 2014

Students Share Their Big Ideas in TED-Ed Clubs

The nonprofit TED (technology, engineering, design) recently launched an effort to get students presenting their own short, expert lectures.

January 16, 2014

Texas Charter System Accused of Teaching Creationism

An investigative piece in Slate claims that a Texas charter system with 65 schools is teaching creationism and other unconstitutional, religiously driven lessons.

January 16, 2014

California Selects Common-Core Math Materials

Of the 35 sets of instructional materials submitted for possible consideration, the state board of education adopted 31.

January 07, 2014

Explosion From Common Science Experiment Burns Two Students

The accident occurred weeks after a U.S. safety agency created an educational video warning of the dangers of that type of chemistry experiment.

January 07, 2014

Stanford Engineer Develops Virtual Science Labs for MOOCs

An engineering professor at Stanford University has developed a way for students in MOOCs to conduct virtual lab experiments—an "iLab," as he calls it—that could have value for K-12 students.

January 03, 2014

Q&A: Teaching Reading, History, and Art With the Mississippi Blues

In this interview, Mark Malone, a music professor at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., discusses the curriculum he wrote that centers on the blues.

December 18, 2013

Chicago District to Integrate African-American Studies in Core Courses

More than two decades after an Illinois law passed requiring public schools to teach African-American studies, the Chicago school district announced a new curriculum guide for incorporating the subject into core classes.

December 06, 2013

Bringing Nelson Mandela's Legacy to the Classroom

How do you capture the life of a liberation leader, political prisoner, and president who helped end a nation's system of racial oppression? How do you convey his place in history for students?

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