Standards Tag

  After adopting higher standards in English Language Arts and math, Illinois adopted the Illinois Learning Standards in science. Like their counterparts in math and ELA, these standards also hold students to a higher bar. As a science teacher, I was both excited and nervous about...

One common  misconception about summer is that it’s hotter because the earth is closer to the sun. The real story is that Earth is nearly equidistant from the sun throughout the entire year.  Summer is hot for us because this is when our hemisphere is...

Education Week Eighth grade students at Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC participated in “learning expeditions” to understand gene editing. The school’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction offered this advice: “A well-articulated authentic problem provides both a motivation for students to learn and an...

Cleveland.com Veteran Ohio teacher Tricia Ebner reacts to the recent release of the state’s assessment scores, citing the need for stability and consistency to “give educators a better opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how the state tests measure students’ learning.” Click here to read more....

Green Bronx Machine Bronx teacher Stephen Ritz shares an inspiring story about how he used gardening and sustainable farming methods to challenge his students and see amazing results. He even founded his own non-profit called The Green Bronx Machine. Click here to read more....

Education Week Stephanie Hirsch, Executive Director of Learning Forward, describes why during this school year, it is more critical than ever to speak up for quality professional learning and provides three simple steps you can take. Click here to read more....

WSAW-TV On September 5, the first one-room, multi-age elementary school in Wisconsin’s D.C. Everest School District will open, and teachers Pam Gresser and Pam Merz “are the driving force behind the new option for families in the district: less traditional structure, but a focus on retaining...

Connecticut Mirror Educator and Stratford City Councilwoman Tina Manus discusses how important it is to have an outside perspective when it comes to education policy development, and how she was “excited to learn about a recent independent peer review of state accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds...