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Education Week

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Common Core Standards Adopted Nationwide

Forty-six states and Washington, DC have adopted “college- and career-ready standards” for education in English language arts and math.

10/30/2012

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Michigan Schools Scrap Grade Levels And Letter Grades

The Education Achievement Authority of Michigan has shaken–up the way students learn and are graded in a new approach called student-centered learning.

10/17/2012

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Responsive Classroom Strategies Show Learning Gains

A new study indicates that when teachers consistently use the Responsive Classroom learning approach, 5th grade students performed better on statewide assessment of math and reading skills than their peers who did not use the same learning strategies.

10/09/2012

US Trails Behind In Early Childhood Education

A recent report from the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released results that rank the US 28th out of 38 countries for the share of 4-year-olds enrolled in pre-primary education programs.

10/03/2012

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Timing Rewards As Incentives

Everyone knows incentives are motivating for students – gold stars and attendance certificates. Cash always sounds best, but what works best?

08/22/2012

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Teachers’ Job Satisfaction Plummets

The annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher based on 1001 responses shows that teacher job satisfaction is at its lowest in two decades, probably because of cuts in education budgets.

08/14/2012

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Maryland Takes The Lead In New Education Study

New education research measures student improvement, not just scores.

07/31/2012

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States Take Action On Schools’ Online Learning

Michigan was the first state to pass an online learning graduation requirement during the high school years for entering 8th graders. More and more states are legislating online learning.

07/10/2012

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Can Working Memory Be Improved

Programs to improve working memory for students are among the “hottest’ new education interventions — but do they work?

07/02/2012

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Title IX Help For Pregnant Students

While access for schooling for pregnant teens has improved, latest data show that only half of teens who give birth graduate by 22. Title IX could lay the groundwork for change.

06/27/2012

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How To Ace A Test

If you pay attention to the research, next time you study for an exam of any type – the driving test, GRE, citizenship – use a strategy that research has found best and only 11% regularly use, quiz yourself on the material.

06/19/2012

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Late Starts For Schools

Brookings Institution economists have shown that early start times for high schoolers – which often means sleep deprivation – have reduced academic performance and earning potential.

06/05/2012

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Will My Child Pass 3rd Grade

A brochure received by parents in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Union District, on retaining 3rd graders based on standardized test reading scores is titled, “Will your child pass third grade?” is meant to help students achieve standardized reading levels.

04/11/2012

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Asian Students In Schools

The needs of Asian students are very diverse, yet an article in Education Week, points to the perception that Asian-heritage students are almost universally thought of as high achieving.

03/13/2012

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iPads To Teach Algebra

Five hundred kids waited excitedly in line in Las Vegas last September – not to get a look at a casino but to pick up their new text books – iPads for Algebra.

02/22/2012

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