Spotlight on Top 10 Stories of 2010

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On Top 10 Stories of 2010

The Education Week Spotlight on Top 10 Stories of 2010 features the 10 most-viewed stories of 2010, as selected by our online readers. On the surface, this year's collection appears to be an eclectic one, but a closer look reveals reader interest in two key areas: standards and teaching. Online readers zeroed in on our coverage of the new voluntary academic standards, as well as pieces on teaching reading, making math instruction meaningful, and the use of interactive whiteboards in classrooms.

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The draft tries to describe the grade-by-grade skills and knowledge students need in English and math to thrive after high school.
March 17, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

A practice usually associated with younger students is seen as having benefits for adolescents.
January 6, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

While experts see whiteboards as powerful tools for improving instruction, teachers vary widely in their ability to use them effectively.
February 3, 2010 | Updated: February 25, 2019 – Digital Directions

The 14th edition of Education Week's Quality Counts continues the report's tradition of tracking key education indicators and grading the states on their policy efforts and outcomes.
January 14, 2010 – Education Week

A study of the Literacy Collaborative approach to instruction finds that putting reading coaches in schools can yield strong gains.
May 12, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

One district's use of "response to intervention" with students learning English has helped increase test scores.
January 27, 2010 – Education Week

Early-reading expert Richard Allington believes response to intervention is possibly "our last, best hope" for achieving full literacy in the United States. So why does he sound so unhopeful?
April 12, 2010 – Teacher

Marsha Ratzel, a middle school math and science teacher, provides 10 key tips for new educators before getting started in the classroom.
May 5, 2010 – Teacher (Web)

Cossondra George, a veteran mathematics and special education teacher, offers instructional strategies for building students' aptitude─and engagement─in math.
August 18, 2010 – Teacher (Web)

Educator Bill Ferriter makes no bones about his distaste for interactive whiteboards, calling them "sad examples of careless decision-making and waste that are crippling schools."
January 27, 2010 – Teacher (Web)

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