Mikel Robinson is among millions of students trying to meet the common standards.
Even though no state has yet adopted the standards, some teachers have already scrapped old lessons and instructional styles to embrace new ones.
The blueprint for the standards writers, the framework provides a reader-friendly accompaniment to the "technical document."
The District of Columbia has devoted many resources to the standards, resulting in hopes, frustrations, and the knowledge that changes are necessary.
School environments should fulfill a student's need to feel engaged intellectually and emotionally in the learning process, Jim Childress writes.
Preschool English-learners benefit from exposure to both English and their home language, say researchers.
When Head Start programs used a broad curriculum that emphasizes both academics and social awareness over academics alone, pupils outperformed their fellow Head Start alumni in kindergarten, a new study finds.
Kristen Purcell, the associate director for research for the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, talks about students’ research skills.
As digital video becomes a more popular educational tool, the companies and organizations that provide such content are becoming more diverse.
Programs build partnerships with private companies and higher education partners to provide the kinds of high-tech skills students need.
Many educators are explicitly teaching online research skills, such as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
The content of instruction should be a communal, research-based, and experience-based decision, writes Lisa Hansel.
The growing availability of digital video sparked the 'flipped classroom' movement, but identifying quality video content is still a challenge.
Interactive tools and multimedia content are prompting teachers to take on more of a coaching or guiding role in the classroom.
But defining what exactly a "personal learning environment," or PLE, is supposed to look like is proving to be challenging.
With "augmented reality" technology, teachers can transform a pond or an empty lot into a vibrant classroom.
Institutions such as zoos and museums, as well as after-school programs and science competitions, could relieve capacity concerns.
Backers of the common core intensify their efforts to tout the standards in the face of high-profile opposition in some states.