Standards Tag

In 2018, The Fordham Institute published a report, Reading and Writing Instruction in America’s Schools, that used online survey data from language arts teachers throughout the US to gain insights into the implementation of college and career-ready language arts standards. Of the four key findings...

We all know that change can be scary. Choosing to teach science this coming school year, a content area I haven’t taught in many years, is downright terrifying! Science is not new content to me – I’ve taught it for 14 of the past 20...

  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....