At many schools around the country, project-based learning is transforming classrooms by creating student-centered environments where teachers can act as facilitators of learning, coaching students as they use critical thinking, problem-solving and inquiry to make sense...
When students repeat a grade, it can spell trouble for their classmates, according to a new Duke University-led study of nearly 80,000 middle-schoolers. In schools with high numbers of grade repeaters, suspensions were more likely to occur across the school community.
The Obama administration wants to focus the next round of the Race to the Top program on bolstering educational equity for disadvantaged students, according to sources. The administration's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal seeks a $300 million iteration of the administration's...
As the U.S. Department of Education continues to give states more assessment flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act, the number of states that plan to use Common Core-aligned field tests in all, or nearly all, of their schools continues to grow. Recently, Idaho won...
In the mid-1990s, conditions were right for California to build the multilingual economy of the future. A slumping economy needed a boost. A remarkably multilingual population — including millions of Spanish speakers — was...
Fresh from winning the Democratic nomination in the Texas governor's race, state Sen. Wendy Davis outlined her education platform at the SXSWedu conference, drawing a stark contrast with her Republican opponent, Attorney General...
William Parker, a contributor for Connected Principals Blog, writes: "Lately, a lot of controversy has arisen over the implementation of Common Core standards in U.S. public schools. A recent op-ed by George Will, and a resolution by the Oklahoma Republican Party calling...
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