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Sera Lee, a 5th grade teacher at Freedom Hill Elementary School in Fairfax, Va., works on a problem during a small-group session at a math-modeling training at George Mason University.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

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The common core's impact on student achievement in states may have peaked early and now appears to be tapering off, argues a new analysis of NAEP scores.
March 24, 2016 - Education Week
An international study finds that the U.S. has fewer low-performers in science on the PISA but not so for math or reading.
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
A new survey report finds that the Common Core State Standards have fostered instructional changes in U.S. classrooms, but offers less clarity on specific strategies that boost student achievement.
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
A pair of studies show that states’ math and English tests are getting tougher and tougher to pass.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states and districts get more leeway—and more options—on funding STEM programs.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
Teacher Amanda Koonlaba offers a lesson plan for showing how art and math can work together, giving students a chance to create something while learning.
December 23, 2015 - Teacher
When students have a positive attitude about math, their brains operate more efficiently, according to researchers from Stanford University.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
The first national study of online charter schools found that the schools generate dramatically weaker academic growth than their brick-and-mortar counterparts.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
A variety of culprits are being cited as the cause of a sudden drop in NAEP scores, but experts recommend caution.
October 30, 2015 - Education Week
Two studies find that achievement gaps within schools account for more of the overall academic disparities among students of different races or economic backgrounds than do gaps between schools.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week

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