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Close reading aims to improve students' comprehension ability
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 09, 2014 12:50 PM
The Common Core State Standards aim to help prepare kids for college and their future careers while they are still in school. Reading comprehension is one of the many skills students must master to excel in a university setting, where their professors will assume they can read a text on their own and learn from it. For this reason, states and schools that have adopted the Standards include close reading lessons in their curricula. What is close reading? Close reading is an analytic strategy that allows students to engage with co... READ MORE

Common Core State Standards News
Close reading aims to improve students' comprehension ability
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 09, 2014 12:50 PM
The Common Core State Standards aim to help prepare kids for college and their future careers while ... READ MORE
Common Core myths debunked
TUESDAY, APRIL 08, 2014 12:09 PM
The Common Core State Standards have become an educational hot topic in the past few years. Unfortun ... READ MORE
Blending content and skills in Common Core
FRIDAY, APRIL 04, 2014 14:01 PM
The Common Core State Standards emphasize the acquisition of skills in a way other initiatives  ... READ MORE
Year three of Race to the Top shows continued progress
THURSDAY, APRIL 03, 2014 13:47 PM
Race to the Top is a government initiative that rewards schools that perform well academically and t ... READ MORE
How the Common Core teaches critical thinking
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 02, 2014 14:38 PM
Critical thinking skills are important in a number of situations, whether it's in the classroom ... READ MORE
Student privacy laws scrutinized in Google controversy
MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014 23:13 PM
Earlier this year, Google, the Internet-based software and technology manufacturer, came under fire ... READ MORE
Developing performance assessments that produce deeper learning
MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014 13:04 PM
In an attempt to create more reliable academic performance assessments for both teachers and student ... READ MORE
Advanced technology and resources found in K-12 schools
FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014 16:46 PM
Schools across the country plan on integrating advanced technology in K-12 classrooms in an effort t ... READ MORE
States prepare for field testing of Common Core-based exams
THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 12:55 PM
A field test for new state exams based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will be h ... READ MORE
Common grade and middle school math difficulties and how to avoid them
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014 11:09 AM
Every year, students in grades 1-8 across the U.S. take state-mandated achievement assessments that ... READ MORE


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