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Historians: AP U.S. History Changes Are 'Evenhanded'

The 2015 framework for teaching AP U.S. History may be drawing criticism, but historians, on the whole, think they are just fine. (August 18, 2015)

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In this Spotlight, explore why elementary and middle school foundations are essential to later algebra success, how new research offers practical strategies for improving algebra instruction, and what a global perspective can add to math class.

Spotlight on Literacy and the Common Core

In this Spotlight, look at how instructional materials are being evaluated in the common core-era, understand how “skimming” is used in literary analysis, and see how films can be a tool for critical reading.

Spotlight on Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, see how teachers are building math coherence across grades, find out how the common core is impacting math instruction, and learn how blended learning can be implemented in math classrooms.

Spotlight on Reading Instruction

This Spotlight focuses on research on what works in teaching reading and successful tools and tactics already at work in classrooms.

Spotlight on STEM in the Classroom

In this Spotlight, explore inclusive STEM high schools, inter-district and museum resources for teaching STEM, how nanoscience lessons can engage students in science, and the civic importance of science instruction.

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Here’s how the 2014 and 2015 versions of the Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum framework differ on four topics.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
"Preparing kids to work together successfully in teams plays a critical role in today's STEM classes," says middle school teacher Anne Jolly.
August 11, 2015 - Teacher
Preschools are ramping up math education, in response to brain research that shows educators may be underestimating how much math young children can do.
August 10, 2015 - AP
Teaching is the profession that makes every other profession possible. It all starts that first day of school, Justin Minkel writes.
August 7, 2015 - Teacher
James Ryan, the district’s chief for STEM learning, discusses San Francisco’s new initiative to teach computer science in every grade.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
Philosopher John Locke's advice on schooling remains relevant for educators even after three centuries, writes researcher Peter Gibbon.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
A spike in the number of children drowning this summer in Dallas County is bolstering calls for water-safety lessons in and out of school.
July 24, 2015 - Education Week
Can an educational sketch-theater group known for teaching kids the art of storytelling thrive in the age of the Common Core State Standards and rigorous accountability expectations?
July 22, 2015 - Teacher
Subtitles for video and radio present a valuable tool for burnishing students' reading skills, writes Monica Brady-Myerov.
July 21, 2015 - Education Week
East Side Community High School is among 48 New York schools where students complete projects to graduate—rather than take the state test.
July 17, 2015 - Education Week

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