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July 22, 2016

As Project-Based Learning Gains in Popularity, Experts Offer Caution

Project-based learning may be an increasingly popular instructional strategy, but experts say teachers are too often not given the supports they need to make it work.

July 12, 2016

Study: Give Weak Teachers Good Lesson Plans, Not Professional Development

A study found that giving middle school math teachers access to inquiry-based lesson plans and online support significantly improved student achievement--and benefited weaker teachers the most.

July 08, 2016

Elie Wiesel's Memory Lives On in English Classrooms Through 'Night'

Wiesel, who died at age 87, wrote dozens of books, the first and perhaps most influential of which was Night, a Holocaust memoir that's taught in middle and high school classrooms around the world.

June 28, 2016

Major Publishers Get Poor Reviews for High School Common-Core Math Books

The curriculum review website EdReports.org released its first round of results for high school math textbooks—and three of the major publishers performed quite poorly.

June 27, 2016

Will Amazon Change the Way Teachers Find Lesson Plans?

Amazon is launching a new platform with thousands of free lesson plans, activities, and other instructional materials for teachers.

June 09, 2016

'Maker Spaces' and Literacy Instruction: Playing With Story

As maker spaces become increasingly common in K-12 schools, one school librarian argues that the philosophy of making can lead to creative literacy instruction.

June 08, 2016

Portland Schools to Ditch Textbooks That Express Doubt About Climate Change

The school board for the Portland, Ore., school system recently adopted a resolution saying it would stop using instructional materials that cast doubt on climate change—a move that some national groups have labeled censorship.

June 06, 2016

New NCTM President: Math Is About More Than College and Career Readiness

Education Week spoke with Matt Larson, the new president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, about his priorities and what he thinks are some of the biggest issues facing math teachers today.

May 24, 2016

A Look at 4th and 5th Grade Students' Digital Literacy Skills

A survey of how 4th and 5th grade students read online finds that girls significantly outperform boys with digital skills such as searching for and communicating information.

May 23, 2016

Gates Chief Acknowledges Common-Core Missteps

In a letter posted today on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's website, CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann acknowledged that the group had made some miscalculations regarding implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

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