Common Core

The hefty price of Trump's school-choice fantasy

Politicians like to say that the federal government should keep its hands off schools — until they want to interfere. Take President Trump, for example. On the campaign trail he vowed to end the tight federal control of schools that characterized the Obama administration. No more using federal …

Education

Should Home Schoolers Follow the Common Core?

« Google Products Dominate in K-12 Classrooms, Ed Week Survey Shows | Main<p>A home school advocacy group is concerned about a West Virginia …

Education

Shanahan on Literacy

<i>Teacher question:</i><p><i>I don’t hear anything about comprehension strategies anymore. Was that idea just another fad or are should we still teach …

Teaching

Response: Tech Helps us 'be a Little Less Common go far Beyond the Core'

« Author Interview: 'Digital Writing for English-Language Learners' | Main<p>Response: Tech Helps us 'be a Little Less Common & go far Beyond the</b> …

Teaching

Children Must Be Taught to Collaborate, Studies Say

Researchers explore group work in class<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>At its best, collaboration in the classroom can help students …

Teaching

“The Role of Tech in Common Core”

The Role of Tech in Common Core is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, Julie D. Ramsay, Michele L. Haiken, Laura Taddei, …

Education

Maryland | Next Generation Science Standards

The following summarizes content from the state's application for Lead State Partner in 2011.<p><b>State Superintendent of Schools</b>: Lillian M.</b> …

Education

How Does Tech Fit Into the Common Core Standards?

« Response: Ways to Promote Transfer of Learning | Main<p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>How does tech fit into the Common Core Standards?</b><p>Please …

Education

New York state gives Common Core a makeover — and a new name

Denver Public Schools is seen nationally as an urban success story, racking up kudos for its academic growth, robust school choice process and …

Education

Do Conservatives Really Want Local Control of Schools?

When the federal government is conservative, central control of schools is just fine.

Education

Hurdles Remain for California's K-12 Funding Formula

Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>The latest study of California's revised K-12 funding formula finds that local education officials …

Education

PARCC Usage in the United States.The Partnership for Assessment...

<b>PARCC Usage in the United States.</b>The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium featuring eight states, …

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Swipe<p>Overview<br>• Curriculum<br>• Tuition & Fees<p>MS in Education Specializations<p>Adolescent Literacy and Learning Curriculum Instruction and Assessment (Grades …

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Why New York kids will soon look a lot smarter

Congratulations, parents of New York: Your kids will soon get a lot smarter — at least, that’s what you’ll be told.<p>The State Education Department is …

Education

Why ‘Competency-Based Education’ Will Deepen America’s Education Crisis

Despite his failure at presidential politics, Jeb Bush emerged from the recent campaign with perhaps unparalleled influence on K-12 education. …

Education

Some Advice for Young Education Reformers

Conservative education policy writer Rick Hess has a new book out called “Letters to a Young Education Reformer.” He invited me to join one of two …

Education

When Children's Books Also Tell Stories About Math

« Educators Get New Help for Creating Lessons With Drones | Main<p>When Allison Hintz, a professor of math education at the University of Washington, …

Mathematics

The majority of Californians want school choice

A new poll by the respected Public Policy Institute of California found that a large majority of Californians support school-choice vouchers, which …

Education

New York Set to Revise Common-Core Reading and Math Standards

« New Guidance for Educators on Building Lessons Around Drones | Main<p>New York state is considering adopting a new set of K-12 reading and math …

Education

Four Myths about Rigor in the Classroom

<b>By Barbara Blackburn</b><p>When you hear the word rigor, what is your first response? Maybe it’s a negative one – rigor means hard, more homework, lots more …

Teaching

New York Proposes Changes to Academic Standards

New York education officials proposed changes to the standards for what public school children should learn in math and English on Tuesday, pitching them as substantive revisions to the Common Core.<p>State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said the new standards would maintain rigor while adding …

Education

New York heads toward finish line on Common Core replacement

New York took a sizable step toward replacing the controversial Common Core learning standards on Tuesday, releasing a revised set of standards that …

Education

New studies suggest choice of curriculum and textbooks can make a big difference for students

The idea that schools can get better simply by improving the content of what they teach may seem at once novel and obvious in an education policy …

12 Useful Apps to Help Elementary Students Improve Their Spelling

May 19, 2017<br>A few weeks ago we started a section here in EdTech & mLearning dedicated entirely to iPad apps to use with elementary students; check it …

Language

A developing story for #oklaed

For those of you who don’t know her, Angela Little is a business professional, single parent, and fierce public education advocate.<p>For those of you …

Education

Here's one promise we know Trump is not going to keep

Eric BlackPerhaps it’s a waste of time and pixels to remind people of President Trump’s campaign promises. I also have a problem, which I’ve …

Minnesota

Helping Parents Understand the Next Generation Science Standards

« Study: Teachers Value Independent Reading But Lack Class Time for It | Main<p>Among the toughest tasks for districts implementing the Common Core …

Education

States are moving forward with high standards. We can't go back.

While it’s no secret that President Trump campaigned on “ending Common Core,” Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has rarely discussed the issue of …

Education

California's New Funding Formula Still Faces Hurdles, According to Report

« Why the Flurry of State Action to Overhaul K-12 Funding? | Main<p>A California K-12 funding formula that since 2013 has pumped more than $15 billion …

Education

Study Series Session: Ending the Year with Joy – Georgia Heard

Benefits for Registered Members<p>Study Series seats are intended for a single user however, NEW FOR 2016-2017, members receive a “Group Viewing …

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