Common Core

Bringing the World into the Early Learning Classroom

The World in Your Classroom<br>June 22, 2017 | Volume <b>12</b> | Issue <b>20</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Bringing the World into the Early Learning Classroom<p>Blanca L. …

Teaching

Shanahan on Literacy

Recently, I've been fielding questions about guided reading (à la Fountas and Pinnell) and the Common Core; mainly about the differences in how they …

Teaching

New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement

Does project-based learning (PBL) raise student achievement? If you’ve been involved in PBL for long, you’ve undoubtedly encountered this question. …

Pedagogy

Projects That Have Been Put to the Test

Social studies is often neglected in the U.S. primary grades, and although literacy typically gets lots of attention at this age, informational …

Teaching

Let’s hold schools accountable even after PARCC

Denver Post fileA sixth-grade student takes part in a practice session while preparing for the PARCC test at Fort Logan Northgate School in Sheridan …

Education

Republicans and the lost promise of local control in education

When the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was enacted in 2015 to replace the hated No Child Left Behind law, the new legislation’s supporters …

Education

If kids ran schools: Shorter classes, better technology, fewer worksheets

Jim Arnold, former superintendent of Pelham City Schools, recently talked with some Georgia middle school students about what they liked about school …

Education

Is This the End of the Crusade for Gender-Equal Curricula?

For decades, the push to acknowledge women’s contributions gained traction, but progress may have flatlined.<p>The book came in the mail without a jacket, its yellowed, crackling pages enveloped in stiff brown paper.<p>For Patricia Bell-Scott, it told a story that both eased her loneliness and changed …

Education

How a journalism class is teaching middle schoolers to fight fake news

Research last year out of Stanford University revealed that students – from middle schoolers to undergraduates – are easily duped by false …

Education

Floridas iDigFossils program uses giant 3D printed shark teeth to get kids into STEM subjects

A new educational curriculum established by the University of Florida and the Florida Museum of National History is using 3D printing technology to …

Education

Want Better Summer School? Less Testing, More Student Choice

I’ve worked in two different summer programs during my 12-year teaching career, and I’ve always been struck by the differences between them. But …

Education

Technology Counts 2017: Classroom Tech: Where Schools Stand - Education Week

TABLE OF CONTENTS<p>FOR THE MEDIA<p>FROM THE EDITOR<p>K-12 educators have a challenging road ahead in improving their use of technology. And that is why …

Education

Class Tech Tips: 5 Ways To Use Spark Creation Tools To Empower K-12 Learners

This past weekend I had the chance to share tips, strategies and lesson ideas for educators looking to empower their students with creation tools. At …

Education Policy

Still Facing Exam Pushback, New York State Moves to Cut Testing Days

« Q&A: 'The Writing Revolution' Encourages Focus on Crafting Good Sentences | Main | Oregon Considers Ethnic Studies Standards »<p>The state at the …

Education

Q&A: 'The Writing Revolution' Encourages Focus on Crafting Good Sentences

Students need explicit instruction in how to use appositives, dependent clauses, and conjunctions, among other grammatical devices, says the author …

Teaching

Will Online Tools Make Texas Instruments' Graphing Calculators Obsolete?

Startup company Desmos is taking on Texas Instruments with its free, web-based calculator, which is attracting the attention of teachers and test …

Texas Instruments

Social Studies Relies on Tech Tools That Are Not Tailored to the Subject

Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>Technology has changed social studies instruction in many ways—bringing primary sources to students' …

Social Studies

Lesson Plan Tips | How I Plan My Lessons

Lesson planning can be a serious cause for frustration for teachers, both new and experienced. You want to have good lesson plans to both guide your …

Teaching

Colorado is re-examining its academic standards. Will it avoid the political turmoil seen in other states?

Colorado’s in-depth review of its academic standards — what kids are expected to know in several subjects in each grade — has entered a new and …

Education

Buyer Beware: School Choice and Voucher Programs Require Alignment With Common Core

Republicans are selling a false bill of goods when it comes to providing parents choices to escape Common Core and public education. Shannon Joy, …

Education

Why black boys struggle with reading and what we can do about it

Data crunched by Cal Matters from the Department of Education revealed that 75 percent failed to meet state reading standards.

Education

Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience

By <b>Dr. Judy Willis</b>, M.D., M.Ed.<p>The neuroscience of how the brain learns and what influences the most successful brain acquisition and application of …

The Brain

Shanahan on Literacy

Recently, I received a question about the appropriateness of the Daily Five to the Common Core. Interesting question….<p>I think the purpose of the …

Teaching

Educational Leadership:Common Core: Now What?:Speaking of Speaking

December 2012/January 2013 | Volume <b>70</b> | Number <b>4</b><b><br>Common Core: Now What?</b> Pages 74-76<p>Speaking of Speaking<p>Project-based learning is the ideal way to build …

Teaching

Scratch K-12 Curriculum

This page offers a number of lesson plans for using the Scratch Programming environment within K-12 education to support discipline-specific …

Creative Commons

Amid ESSA Backlash, New Mexico's Controversial Education Secretary Quits

Skandera in recent weeks has faced fierce backlash over the state's plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act which kept in place the state's existing …

Education

Adding Creative Thinking to Summer Learning

May 16, 2017<p>The final bell chimes loudly, marking school’s official end for summer. As educators, we usually take a big sigh of relief and crack a …

Creative

3 Common Core Lesson Plans You'll Love

Without a doubt, learning about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and implementing them into daily classroom lessons is a challenging task for …

Teaching

Testing Opt-Outs Threaten School Equity, Measurement Group Says

« Lawmaker Supporting Confederate History Named to Ga. Civics Ed. Panel | Main<p>Students' refusal take federally mandated exams makes it more difficult …

Education

States Move From ESSA Planning to ESSA Training

« Mississippi's School System Violates Post-Civil War Promises, Suit Claims | Main<p>This summer, 17 state education departments will hold training …

Education