The Md. State Dept. of Ed. produced a video, ostensibly focused on the start of the school year, but in reality, it looks at the Common Core, the biggest news this year in education.
A “learn to read” app is evaluated in the NY Times. We agree with their findings that Learn with Homer is engaging and can help very young children develop good reading skills.
A score lookup function failed at Pearson on alternate, portfolio-based assessments given by Virginia, and there has been some fallout from that fiasco.
A summer writing camp in St Louis means kids get to see their hard work pays off when it comes to producing an actual newspaper.
Workshops this summer have helped teachers prepare to teach the English/language arts standards in the Common Core, adopted by almost every state.
Teachers in one Baltimore City middle school have been accused of changing student grades so students who would normally be held back can be promoted.
An op-ed piece in the Baltimore Sun calls on Maryland to adapt its standardized tests so that they are aligned with the Common Core, which is what teachers are actually teaching.
Reading or other activities that stimulate the brain, such as writing, may help your memory as you get older. Keep up with those “mentally stimulating activities” early and late in life.
A coup d’état in Egypt ousted Pres Mohamed Morsi and suspended the constitution. A closer look at liberty, through the eyes of the Common Core, helps us understand the coup’s motives.
Illinois students are being encouraged to access a free online tool designed to promote summer reading and keep students’ brains active before school resumes in the fall.