March 10, 2014
A New SAT Aims to Realign With Schoolwork
Saying its college admission exams do not focus enough on the important academic skills, the College Board announced on Wednesday a fundamental rethinking of the SAT, ending the longstanding penalty for guessing wrong, cutting obscure vocabulary words and making the essay optional.
5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus
The typical progression of math instruction actually “has nothing to do with how people think, how children grow and learn, or how mathematics is built,” says pioneering math educator and curriculum designer Maria Droujkova. She echoes a number of voices from around the world that want to revolutionize the way math is taught, bringing it more in line with these principles.
7 Things to Know Before Using Open Educational Resources
OER are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online. Our goals with OER are to find the best possible course materials to engage our students, improve academic achievement, and save the district money. Here are some things to consider when making the transition.
Opinion: About 3.5 Hours of Homework a Day for High-Schoolers? That’s Too Much
It’s clear that homework, at least at the high school level, contributes to higher achievement. But I’m also in the camp that says kids, including teenagers, need well-balanced lives that include extracurricular activities, outside pursuits, physical activity, fun with friends and family, and just hanging around accomplishing nothing.
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