Education News Roundup: July 14, 2017

State Board of Education discusses the cost of replacing Common Core. Park Valley School asks the State Board to move to a four-day school week. Congress does not appear to be overly receptive to the Trump administration’s school choice initiatives. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., one of the main architects of the Every Student Succeeds Act, does not think at least one Education Department official who has not read the new law very well. Marion County, Florida, ends homework for elementary students. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 12, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Washington School Board approves a tax increase. And Washington School District discusses its instructional materials needs. Governor Herbert touts walking to school. LA Times looks at the work involved in reconciling the House and Senate ESEA rewrites. How much homework is too much homework? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 12. . . . → Read More

Helping with Math Homework

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Here are some tips for parents from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’s publication on “Teaching Children Mathematics” via Marshall Memo 484. . . . → Read More

Ensuring Your Child’s Success in Kindergarten

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Looking for specific learning activities to prepare your child for kindergarten? USOE’s Parent Resource page is the place to go for an abundance of compiled information. . . . → Read More