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Khan Academy Becomes Linked To Common Core Standards

With all but a handful of states adopting the Common Core standards, the non-profit Khan Academy has now linked to relevant instruction materials online.

04/21/2014

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Teachers Visiting Parents Helps Students

Engaging parents of students in K-12 has shown success in Washington DC, operating in more than 20 schools at all levels.

02/05/2014

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Transitioning Kids Back To School

Kids need to start to return to a more regular sleep schedule with more scheduled meals and even some reading to get ready to head back to school.

07/31/2013

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MOOCS Providing Online Teacher Education

MOOCs, “massively open online courses,” are reaching vast numbers of people and now the organization is moving into professional development for K-12 education.

06/11/2013

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Teaching Innovative Thinking

Because knowledge is available on the Internet, what you need to know matters far less than what you can do with what you know; the ability to innovate, to solve problems, the need for critical thinking, communication and collaboration.

04/08/2013

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Study: Physical Education Impacts Academic Success

A Nebraska study found that physically fit children were more than twice as likely to pass math and reading tests – strong evidence towards reinstating physical education.

03/04/2013

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Common Standards Drive New Reading Approaches

The Common Core State Standards in reading and math have been adopted by almost every state and will go into effect by 2014 but there are some challenges in implementation.

12/05/2012

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Connecting US Teachers Online

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With US students ranking 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math out of 34 countries, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), […]

07/11/2012

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Tracking Students – Preschool Through First Grade

Seattle schools reportedly have unique tracking system, anonymous to outside viewers, researchers and the public, which gives local officials material K-through college that they hope will improve their students’ education.

12/13/2011

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Pre-K Now

Research shows that high quality pre-kindergarten experiences have a lasting impact on a child in both school and life and investing in such yields significant returns.

10/11/2011

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Kindergarten Cut-Off

While kids used to start kindergarten at 5 years, there’s been a trend to move the cut-off age closer to 6.

07/19/2011

Early Learning Programs Reduce Later Crime

The latest research regarding education and crime shows that investing more in high quality preschool programs not only reduces crime but saves millions of dollars.

10/04/2010

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