Explicit Instruction in Math Can Reduce the Achievement Gap

Ted Nutting, a retired math teacher in Seattle, said the key to closing achievement gaps is explicit instruction meaning explaining concepts in a clear, straightforward way, showing each student how to use them and following up with lots of practice – including rigorous tests.

Massachusetts’ New Standards Are Still Inferior to Pre-2010 Standards

The Pioneer Institute released a report co-written by Mark Bauerlein, R. James Milgram, and Jane Robbins that reviews Massachusetts new academic standards.

Blame the Textbooks for Poor Common Core Implementation!

The EdReports.org gave poor reviews to four out of the first five Common Core math textbooks they reviewed, and they are funded by the Gates Foundation.