Curriculum review group EdReports.org has released its first round of ELA textbook reviews. Out of the seven instructional textbook series analyzed, three completely met their benchmarks for alignment with Common Core State Standards. Read more about the review from EdWeek here.
In this PBS Newshour report correspondent John Tulenko discusses the new science standards. Educators share their views and their classrooms, illustrating how the new science standards challenge traditional teaching and learning.
The goal of the K-12 Computer Science Framework is to describe a foundation for what all students need to know and be able to do in computer science. The ACM, CSTA, Code.org, CIC, and NMSI, along with lead states, districts, writers, and advisors, have joined together to develop conceptual guidelines for states and districts in creating a K-12 pathway in computer science. These organizations welcome all educators to engage in the third and final public review of the K-12 Computer Science Framework. The review period ends June 29, 2016.
Key elements of the new Every Student Succeeds Act are summarized in this Education Week article. A short video unpacks the details of the new law and what it means for schools, educators, and students.
Creators of EngageNY have launched a new website, called UnboundEd, to support teachers implementing quality lessons and using materials based on the Common Core. The website will be populated with EngageNY and other K-12 Common Core materials vetted by team members. For more information, please read this Education Week article.