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May 13, 2016

Teaching Reading Via Background Knowledge: Will ESSA Shift Tactics?

At a panel discussion in Washington, reading and policy experts came together to discuss how states can use their new flexibility under ESSA to begin to increase students' reading achievement.

May 05, 2016

Popular K-6 Math Curriculum Deemed Unaligned to Common Core

The most recent round of textbook reviews from EdReports.org show that Everyday Math, which is used in about 200,000 classrooms around the country, does not meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards.

April 27, 2016

When It Comes to Financial Literacy Curricula, Buyer Beware

Teachers College professor Anand Marri argues that students and teachers need to take a big-picture view of economic and financial literacy.

April 21, 2016

Should Finger-Counting Be Encouraged in Math Class?

In a new paper, Stanford professor Jo Boaler argues that math teachers should use more visual approaches in their classrooms, including encouraging students to use their fingers to count and represent quantities.

April 19, 2016

The Search for Common-Core Curricula: Where Are Teachers Finding Materials?

In common-core states, nearly all math and language arts teachers are at least somewhat reliant on materials they've developed or selected themselves, according to a new nationally representative survey.

April 12, 2016

Study: 'Hot Wheels' Curriculum Aligned to New Science Standards Boosts Learning

A science curriculum using toy cars helped engage girls and special education students in learning physics, finds a study presented at AERA.

April 05, 2016

Podcasts for Kids: Overlooked Classroom Tool?

'Serial' launched something of a podcast revolution. So why are there still so few podcasts for kids?

April 04, 2016

Virginia Won't Require Teachers to Flag Materials With 'Sexually Explicit Content'

The governor vetoed a bill that would have made Virginia the only state to require K-12 teachers to identify classroom materials with "sexually explicit content" so that parents could opt their children out of such reading.

March 25, 2016

How Did Science Teachers Address Ebola? And How Will They Respond to Zika?

A new study looks at how K-12 educators responded to the Ebola outbreak, and finds that most science teachers devoted some class time to the topic.

March 17, 2016

Bible Study in Public Schools Sought In New State Laws

Legislatures in Kentucky and Idaho are considering measures that would permit the Bible to be taught in schools.

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