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Common Core Standards Won't Boost Reading Comprehension Alone

Cognitive scientist, professor, and author Daniel Willingham claims that Common Core Standards won't boost reading comprehension because the standards don't properly sequence the knowledge students need to better comprehend texts early on, according to an article by The Washington Post.

Research Suggests Standing Helps Children Stay on Task

According to results from a research project, children who stand at their desks instead of sitting gain "an extra seven minutes per hour of instruction time," said an article on

Common Core Supporter: The More Parents Know, the More They'll Like

In the latest series of letters between two award-winning educators from opposite ends of both the East Coast and the Common Core debate, supporter and 2015 National Principal of the Year Jayne Ellspermann insists that if parents knew more about the Common Core, they would like it.

Number of Students Interested in Being Educators Continues to Decline

Only five percent of almost 2 million U.S. high school students said they wanted to pursue careers as educators on the 2014 ACT tests, according to a new report.

Opinion: Youth Football Will Fade in Popularity

Blogger Douglas W. Green, EdD highlights why contact violence in spectators sports at the K-12 level is too risky, and will soon fade as concerns over health issues, specifically harm to the brain, increase.

Calif. Bill to Tackle 'Personal Belief' Vaccine Exemption Approaches Crucial Vote

In California, a committee vote will decide on an amended bill that will mostly prevent unvaccinated children from being enrolled in private and public schools in an attempt to tackle the state's personal belief exemption for vaccines.

Why an Effective Problem Solving Curriculum Exceeds Standardized Testing

As techniques for teaching students in grade K-12 continue to appear all over the internet, it does lead parents to wonder if students learn enough problem solving in K-12 to prepare them for higher education.