The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is publishing reviews, written by teachers, of free and low-cost digital tools that can supplement classroom curricula.
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October 06, 2016
October 04, 2016
Keeping low-income, struggling schools up to date with textbooks can give a boost to reading and math performance.
August 30, 2016
After analyzing dozens of K-12 math textbooks—and determining that most of the major publishers were selling subpar common-core products—the curriculum review group EdReports.org has moved on to English/language arts materials.
July 12, 2016
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.
June 28, 2016
The curriculum review website EdReports.org released its first round of results for high school math textbooksand three of the major publishers performed quite poorly.
June 27, 2016
Amazon is launching a new platform with thousands of free lesson plans, activities, and other instructional materials for teachers.
June 08, 2016
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 changea move that some national groups have labeled censorship.
May 05, 2016
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 19, 2016
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.
March 23, 2016
Randall Munroe, the creator of the popular Internet comic xkcd, will soon have his work featured in high school science textbooks.