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The 10 Most-Viewed EdWeek Stories of 2013

By The Editors — December 26, 2013 2 min read
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To provide a sense of what was high on our readers’ priority lists in 2013, the editors at Education Week compiled a list of our ten most-viewed articles. Below, those stories are ordered by the number of online page views they generated. Take a look at what other readers saw as the most interesting pieces of the year, and catch up on news you may have missed in 2013.

1. States Show Spotty Progress on Education Gauges

Prekindergarten, K-12, and college- and career-readiness indicators show gains, but other Quality Counts measures are mixed. (January 4, 2013)

2. Students Must Learn More Words, Say Studies

Without better instruction, children starting school with small vocabularies will struggle with common standards, scholars say. (February 5, 2013)

3. ‘Growth Mindset’ Gaining Traction as School Improvement

The concept aims to raise academic expectations by teaching students and teachers how to think of intelligence as something that can be improved through effort and experimentation. (September 10, 2013)

4. Pressure Mounts in Some States Against Common Core

Opponents of the Common Core State Standards are ramping up pressure to get states to scale back—or even scrap—the effort, even as implementation moves ahead. (February 4, 2013)

5. ‘Big Three’ Publishers Rethink K-12 Strategies

The shift to more digital offerings is occurring as districts in nearly every state are considering their textbook needs in light of the Common Core State Standards. (February 6, 2013)

6. Dropout Indicators Found for 1st Graders

Researchers in Montgomery County, Md., have identified warning signals, such as poor grades or a high number of absences, that can flag students as early as 1st grade who are likely to drop out later. (July 29, 2013)

7. Teachers Say They Are Unprepared for Common Core

Almost half said in a survey they weren’t ready to teach the standards, especially to students considered at-risk and those with special needs. (February 26, 2013)

8. Federal Research Suggests New Approach to Teaching Fractions

“Fraction camps” are just one technique researchers are exploring in their efforts to help students get a better grasp of one of the most troublesome topics in basic mathematics. (July 18, 2013)

9. Best and Worst Teachers Can Be Flagged Early, Says Study

New research shows that while new teachers get better in their first few years on the job, their rankings don’t change much. (March 5, 2013)

10. Colleges Overproducing Elementary Teachers, Data Find

An Education Week review of state data suggests the number of teachers at the elementary level outstrips available jobs. (January 22, 2013)

A version of this article appeared in the January 08, 2014 edition of Education Week as The 10 Most Viewed EdWeek Stories of 2013

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