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May 5, 2017

EdReports Releases New Math Reports

EdReports.org, a non-profit organization that reviews instructional textbooks with analysis of their alignment with standards, recently release 12 new grade/course-level math reports. 

April 18, 2017

Research on Giving Effective Feedback to Students

"Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems" is a news article that synthesizes guidance from education researchers regarding when to provide feedback, the characteristics of effective feedback, and issues of equity in giving feedback to students. Readers can also view embedded video clips that feature two of the researchers.

April 4, 2017

New Edreports.org Reviews

EdReports is an independent nonprofit that provides free web-based reviews of instructional materials. It recently released new reviews of English language arts and math instructional materials. Trained educators nationwide analzye the materials, and the published reports have supported district instructional decisions across the nation.

March 30, 2017

NGSS District Implementation Indicators

The NGSS District Implementation Indicators document provides useful measurements to gauge the success of NGSS implementation. This document will be most helpful for district leaders.

February 17, 2017

Update Related to State ESSA Plans

This Education Week blog post provides an update on the current status of ESSA regulations and the timeline for state plans. The blog includes the full text of a letter from the Secretary of Education to Chief State School Officers. The Secretary's letter encourages states to continue developing ESSA plans. The Department will let states know when there is a new plan template, and will accept consolidated state plans on April 3 or September 18, 2017. 

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