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A fresh round of global test data shows students in more countries outperform U.S. 15-year-olds in math, reading, and science compared with 2009 results.
December 3, 2013 – Education Week
A few jurisdictions are seeing big gains in 4th and 8th grade math and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, but results still lag for some states and student groups.
November 7, 2013 – Education Week
Results of the 2013 national assessments in math and reading show more students scoring at proficient levels.
November 7, 2013 – Education Week
The federal Investing in Innovation, or i3, initiative bet heavily on the Success for All program, and an early evaluation suggests the investment is paying off.
November 6, 2013 – Education Week
Public libraries are moving deeper into digital learning, often in partnership with schools and other institutions, to help prepare students for the skills they'll need for college and careers.
September 11, 2013 – Education Week
Educators must move past common-core anxiety and focus on steps for implementing the standards, Linda Diamond writes.
August 28, 2013 – Education Week
August 7, 2013 – Education Week
The common-core standards present an ambiguous message on how to draw information from maps and charts, Phil Gersmehl says.
July 22, 2013 – Education Week
For most high school students, Mark Twain's controversial masterpiece brings frustration and confusion rather than literary enthusiasm, says a writer and educator.
July 10, 2013 – Teacher
Upon transferring to a school in Mexico that has insufficient records of students’ literacy levels, a teacher comes to see the value in assessments.
June 18, 2013 – Teacher

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