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Saveya Howleft and her uncle, Nick Scott, learn about common-core math at Old Orchard Elementary School in Toledo, Ohio.
—Brian Widdis for Education Week

Schools Teach Common-Core Math to Two Generations

Through parent math nights, letters home, and videos, schools are providing a quieter counterpoint to media critiques of the math standards. (December 2, 2014)

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Last week, Mississippi was passed over for a federal preschool grant that would have tripled the number of children enrolled in early-education classes in four years, according to the state’s application.
December 18, 2014 - Education Week
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
Illustrator Jeff Dekal shares his perspective on being a young artist in the K-12 classroom.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Through parent math nights, letters home, and videos, schools are providing a quieter counterpoint to media critiques of the math standards.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
The common core's emphasis on fractions as points on a number line offers a window into the framework's divergence from past conventions.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
Dozens of charter schools are targeting students with disabilities whose parents feel their needs are not being served in regular public schools.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, according to a pilot study released by the National Center for Education Statistics.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
Principals are applying concepts familiar in business circles—such as marketing, branding, and coordinated public outreach through social media—to manage their schools.
July 31, 2014 - Education Week
The practice of assigning teachers to subject-specific classes, long a staple of middle and high schools, is gaining ground at the elementary level.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
As the issue gains momentum, lawmakers are debating the right role for the federal government in early-childhood education, with a variety of proposals on the table.
February 14, 2014 - Education Week

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