In Common Core Math in the K-8 Classroom: Results from a National Teacher Survey, Jennifer Bay Williams, Ann Duffett, and David Griffith take a close look at how educators are implementing the Common Core math standards in classrooms across the nation.
A half-dozen sixth-grade teachers sat in a circle inside an empty classroom, poring over sheets of data showing their students’ attendance, grades and discipline. They were looking for children who were sliding, whose records indicated they were in danger of falling off the track to high school graduation.
Kristin Blagg from the Urban Institute ran the numbers on this, using NAEP scores compiled by the Trial Urban District Assessment program and letting us see how 21 major cities stack up with and without adjustments:
The Casey foundation is a philanthropic organization focused on improving the well-being of American children. It assessed each state on categories such as economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. The data book focuses on trends over the six-year period from 2008 to 2014 to give each state a composite score.
This summer, millions of excited four- five-, and six- year olds will be getting ready for their first real year of school to start. But some of them may be in for a wakeup call when that first bell rings.
One morning before math, the fourth-graders took a little vacation. To soft music, they walked through woods, climbed a mountain and lifted off with imaginary wings, flying over an ocean, a gentle breeze on their faces. One student saw a school of fish; another spotted a rainbow.
Preston Grundy started drinking at 14 to escape from his depression. He soon moved on to marijuana, Xanax, Adderall and cocaine, smoking pot when he woke each day and snorting pills in the bathroom between classes.