Education

Mon
25
Nov

Texas BOE Debate Comes to a Conclusion

Texas has decided to drop an Algebra II mandate from its state curriculum.

Texas is once again at the center of national education news, as the state's Board of Education continued to debate certain math and reading standards that could end up having a wider impact across the country.

Wed
20
Nov

Missouri Teachers Adopting Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards are being adopted throughout Missouri.

Missouri is among the nation's leaders in implementing the Common Core State Standards, the new guidelines issued by the federal government that are intended to standardize learning requirements for students across the country.

Wed
13
Nov

Indiana Schools May Be Subject to New Grading System

Indiana's A-F school grading system could see major changes in the next year.

Recent education news out of Indiana could have an effect on people who have careers in teaching in that state, as the Board of Education looks to revamp its system for rating Indiana schools, which was instituted just last year.

Tue
12
Nov

First Lady Kicks Off Higher Education Initiative

Nov. 12, the First Lady began a new campaign to promote the pursuit of higher education among low-income students.

Nov. 12 was a big day in education news, as first lady Michelle Obama announced she would be taking on a new policy initiative, and it's one that could have a major impact on higher education in the United States.

Mon
04
Nov

Missouri Adds Jobs, Institutes More Stringent Assessments

Joplin, Mo., which was devastated by a tornado in 2011, is reorganizing its Public Works department in an overhaul that will ultimately create more jobs in the city.

The employment situation is improving across Missouri, and workers in several different industries are realizing the benefits.

Tue
29
Oct

Competency-Based Education is Sweeping the Nation

As the academic landscape in the United States continues to undergo a massive shift, one important idea that has gained steam in recent years is competency-based education.

Tue
29
Oct

Math Shouldn’t Be A Book-Free Zone

Several wonderful books involving math topics, like The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka and Counting on Frank by Rod Clement, easily make it onto the classroom bookshelf in elementary school.  However, such titles suddenly disappear in middle school when reading quickly becomes compartmentalized to English class.  While science fiction manages to work its way into reading lists, books involving math tend to get overlooked.  However, math literature can be used in a variety of ways both in math and English.  Picture books and short stories can be used to introduce math concepts or model creative writing about mathematical topics.  Recommended novels and biographies also engage students in reading about characters, fictional and real, using math.  This integration encourages literacy, general and math l

Mon
28
Oct

Debunking the 'Bad at Math' Myth

The idea that certain people are inherently "bad at math" is one that hardly anybody would consider groundbreaking education news.

Fri
25
Oct

Indiana Schools at the Forefront of Education Reform

A middle school in Indiana is using technology to curb bullying.

Indiana is taking the lead in implementing many of the most important education reforms of the day.

Tue
22
Oct

How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Losing Track of Your Studies

With the holiday season upon us, it's time to start thinking about parties, family gatherings, delicious meals and taking short breaks from work and school.

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