As schools across the country move toward implementing the Common Core State Standards, a number of national organizations, including the Council of the Great City Schools and the National Parent Teacher Association, have been producing written materials and creating video and audio segments — in multiple languages — designed to explain the standards to parents in clear, jargon-free terms. A [...]
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Environmental Education grants program supports environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge and skills to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions towards the environment. EPA will host a webinar/conference call for potential applicants interested in additional information about the application process on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. EDT. For [...]
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) are hosting a webinar on middle school chemistry. It is the second of six webinars covering each of the six chapters in the ACS free middle school science teaching resource http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/. The webinar, which is on July 26, is hosted by the NSTA Learning Center and covers the [...]
A webinar regarding urban districts and the Common Core is scheduled for April 25. A panel of urban education experts — including leaders from Chicago Public Schools, Albuquerque Public Schools and the Kentucky Department of Education — will discuss how they are using NAEP resources to adapt to changes in curriculum, testing and teaching. For more information, go to www.nagb.gov/commoncore-tuda/webinar.