On Top 10 Stories of 2010
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The Education Week Spotlight on Top 10 Stories of 2010 features the 10 most-viewed stories of 2010, as selected by our online readers. On the surface, this year's collection appears to be an eclectic one, but a closer look reveals reader interest in two key areas: standards and teaching. Online readers zeroed in on our coverage of the new voluntary academic standards, as well as pieces on teaching reading, making math instruction meaningful, and the use of interactive whiteboards in classrooms.
The draft tries to describe the grade-by-grade skills and knowledge students need in English and math to thrive after high school.
March 10, 2010 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
A practice usually associated with younger students is seen as having benefits for adolescents.
January 4, 2010 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
While experts see whiteboards as powerful tools for improving instruction, teachers vary widely in their ability to use them effectively.
January 8, 2010 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Digital Directions
The 14th edition of Education Week
's Quality Counts
continues the report's tradition of tracking key education indicators and grading the states on their policy efforts and outcomes.
January 7, 2010 - Education Week
A study of the Literacy Collaborative approach to instruction finds that putting reading coaches in schools can yield strong gains.
May 4, 2010 | Updated: March 23, 2012 - Education Week
One district's use of "response to intervention" with students learning English has helped increase test scores.
January 22, 2010 - Education Week
Early-reading expert Richard Allington believes response to intervention is possibly "our last, best hope" for achieving full literacy in the United States. So why does he sound so unhopeful?
April 9, 2010 - Teacher
Marsha Ratzel, a middle school math and science teacher, provides 10 key tips for new educators before getting started in the classroom.
May 5, 2010 - Teacher (Web)
Cossondra George, a veteran mathematics and special education teacher, offers instructional strategies for building students' aptitude─and engagement─in math.
August 18, 2010 - Teacher (Web)
Educator Bill Ferriter makes no bones about his distaste for interactive whiteboards, calling them "sad examples of careless decision-making and waste that are crippling schools."
January 27, 2010 - Teacher (Web)