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Are You a Game-Changer on Curriculum Implementation? Principals should have a working knowledge of and be active participants in course content

David Hammond, Principal Leadership - 2017-11-06
Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools at Bethel School District (WA) David Hammond discusses what principals need to fully support the...

STATES, NOT PUBLISHERS, DRIVING INNOVATION IN THE CURRICULUM MARKETPLACE

New America - 2017-11-02
"Over the past five years, education leaders and researchers have finally begun to focus on the need for quality, standards-aligned curricula. Now...

What Students Really Need to Learn

Lynne Munson, ASCD/Educational Leadership - 2017-09-01
Students in the United States rank 17th in the world in reading, 23rd in science, and 31st in mathematics on the 2009 Programme for International...

Eureka Math set to make district-wide debut

Patrick Bernadeau, The Dickinson Press - 2017-08-18
After piloting Eureka Math in 24 classrooms in 2016, Dickinson Public Schools has decided to adopt the curriculum in grades K-5 for the 2017-18...

Savannah-Chatham schools grade level outcomes improve but continue to lag

Jenel Few, Savannah Now - 2017-08-09
Most Savannah-Chatham Public Schools are helping an increasing number of students reach grade-level math. “Eureka Math is rigorous, balanced, and...

Math is the same, but how SCS teaches it is changing dramatically

Jennifer Pignolet, The Commercial Appeal - 2017-08-07
Memphis City Schools is adopting Eureka Math after piloting in 18 schools last year. With changing standards at the state level, as well as the...

LOUISIANA THREADS THE NEEDLE ON ED REFORM

ROBERT PONDISCIO, EDUCATION NEXT - 2017-07-28
Lousiana, once near the bottom nationwide on measures of student achievement, is now leading the way after adopting high-quality and coherent ELA...

NONPROFIT GREAT MINDS GETS HIGHEST MARKS FOR NEW ELA CURRICULUM

PR Newswire - 2017-06-09
The nonprofit EdReports.org has awarded Wit & Wisdom, the new English Language Arts curriculum from the nonprofit Great Minds,...

GREAT MINDS ALONE ON TOP IN LOUISIANA

PR Newswire - 2017-04-26
The non-profit Great Minds is the only organization to be awarded a Tier-1 rating for both it's English Language Arts and mathematics curricula by...

WITH MATH, SEEING IS UNDERSTANDING

Marianna Strayton, ASCD Express - 2017-04-13
Eureka Math teacher-writer Marianne Strayton discusses the importance of teaching students to visualize math. According to Strayton, "Helping...

EUREKA! WE'VE GOT SOME BIG IDEAS!

Bethel Pride - 2017-04-09
In its third year of using Eureka Math for grades K-6, Washington's Bethel School District has become an implementation model for many...

INTRODUCING EUREKA MATH

Pasco County Schools - 2017-04-04
Florida's Pasco County Schools released a video detailing the upcoming adoption of Eureka Math in its elementary schools (grades K-5) for...

HOW ARE TEACHERS USING ENGAGENY'S READING AND MATH MATERIALS?

Liana Loewus, Curriculum Matters - 2017-03-27

A new study by RAND discusses why the open education resource, EngageNY (also known as Eureka Math), has become so popular and how teachers...

'GREAT MINDS’ NELL MCANELLY HONORED WITH LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD BY LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS

- 2016-11-30
Nell McAnelly, the original project director for the Eureka Math/EngageNY curriculum, received the Lifetime Service to Mathematics Education...

U-46 DEVISES WAYS TO MAKE MATH LESS STRESSFUL

Madhu Krishnamurthy, Daily Herald - 2016-10-03
Elgin Area School District U-46 shows improvement in eighth grade performance after implementing Eureka Math. "Instead of giving students a...

HELPING STUDENTS EXCEL IN MATH MAY REQUIRE HELPING MOM

Nell Mcanelly, Seen Magazine - 2016-10-01
The original project director for the Eureka Math/EngageNY curriculum, Nell McAnelly, describes how parents around the country are seeing the...

BACK FROM THE BRINK

Charles Upton Sahm, City Journal - 2016-08-25
Catholic Partnership Schools in New York showed impressive test score increases and gains in Math after successfully implementing Eureka Math....

ROCK ISLAND/MILAN SCHOOL DISTRICT ADOPTS NEW MATH PROGRAM

Jenna Morton, WQAD8 - 2016-08-18
Rock Island/Milan School District will implement Eureka Math in grades K-5 this school year after a successful pilot of the program last...

NEW MATH PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT

Eric Paul Zamora, Sierra Star - 2016-08-09
After a “fast track” pilot program of three different math curricula at Bass Lake Elementary School District, teachers unanimously selected to...

CLASSROOM CURRICULUM FOR TEACHING STUDENTS & TEACHERS

Lynne Munson, SEEN Magazine - 2016-05-18
Many teachers are finding that studying standards-based curriculum can be a basis for their own professional development. However, this is only...

GREAT CONTENT, GOOD QUESTIONS, AND SUFFICIENT TIME SPARK CURIOSITY

Lorraine Griffith, ASCD Express - 2016-05-12
Lorraine Griffith, a member of the Wit & Wisdom curriculum writing team and Great Minds board member, talks about how curiosity is...

PROGRAM IS HELPING STUDENTS

Adam Baker, Albany Times Union - 2016-05-11
Adam Baker, a former fifth grade teacher and father, talks about his experience as a curriculum writer for Eureka Math. He was inspired to...

SURVEY REVEALS NEW YORK MATH CURRICULUM MOST USED IN THE COUNTRY

Nicole Gorman, Education World - 2016-04-21
According to national survey results from the RAND Corporation, Eureka Math, the Common Core-aligned curriculum created by non-profit Great...

THIS MATH CURRICULUM CREATED BY TEACHERS IS RAISING STANDARDS FOR STUDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY"

Saffron Vangalder, Education Post - 2016-04-21
Eureka Math is raising standards for students across the country. This free math curriculum developed by classroom teachers around the...

MATH EDUCATION: THE ROOTS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Lincoln Sedlacek, Edutopia - 2016-04-20
Eureka Math is recognized as a helpful resource to assist students with building and developing the critical thinking and logical reasoning...

THE SEARCH FOR COMMON-CORE CURRICULA: WHERE ARE TEACHERS FINDING MATERIALS?

Liana Heitin, Education Week - 2016-04-19
The RAND Corporation just released a series of surveys looking at how K-12 teachers understand and are implementing state standards, including what...

EUREKA MATH, THE TOP PICK OF TEACHERS NATIONWIDE

Great Minds, PR Newswire - 2016-04-18
Eureka Math, only three years old, is now the most widely used math curriculum in the United States, according to a new study released by the RAND...

THE POWER OF THE PEN — IN THE HAND OF A MATH TEACHER

Saffron Vangalder, Phi Delta Kappan - 2016-03-08
Hear the story of a math teacher in rural, upstate New York, who was disappointed with the curricula and materials available and kept asking...

TEXTBOOK DIVERSITY MAY BE INCREASING UNDER COMMON CORE

Liana Heitin, Education Week - 2016-02-25
Morgan Polikoff, an assistant professor at the University of Southern California, and his team of Ph.D. students share their early results of a...

WHERE ARE TEACHERS GETTING THEIR COMMON-CORE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS?

Liana Heitin, Education Week - 2016-02-11
A study conducted by the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University found that teachers are mainly relying on homegrown...

HOW DID EUREKA MATH START? 2 WRITERS ANSWER

Leigh Guidry, The town Talk - 2015-07-31
Students from Rapides Parish (LA) almost double the national average increase in math knowledge after just one year using Eureka Mathbased on...

COMMON-CORE MATERIALS PENETRATE EVERY STATE

Liana Heitin, Education Week - 2015-07-07
There’s some evidence the new benchmarks have crept into classrooms in all states, mainly through instructional materials. Eureka Math ...

THE GREAT COMMON CORE TEXTBOOK SWINDLE

Matt Collette, The Daily Beast - 2015-07-05
“Of the more than 80 textbooks it reviewed, just 11 met expectations for alignment with the Common Core. Nine of those books were from a single...

TEACHERS, DISTRICT DEVOTE TIME TO OPEN-RESOURCE TRANSITION

Sean Cavangh, Education Week - 2015-06-10
Bethel Washington School District replaced it’s commercial K—5 math curriculum, Everyday Mathematics, with open education materials created by...

N.Y. ‘OPEN’ EDUCATION EFFORT DRAWS USERS NATIONWIDE

Sean Cavangh, Education Week - 2015-06-09
This article discusses the effort to develop and disseminate “open educational resources.” The EngageNY resources, many of which have been created...

"MOST MATH CURRICULA FOUND TO BE OUT OF SYNC WITH COMMON CORE"

Liana Heitin, Education Week - 2015-03-04

This article discusses the EdReports.org review of leading math curricula. “In all, just one curriculum series stood out from the...

SCHOOLS TEACH COMMON-CORE MATH TO TWO GENERATIONS

Liana Heitin, Education Week - 2014-12-02

Read about the different outreach efforts that schools are conducting to try to teach parents about the CCSS and how the CCSS will change math...

Math for Life After the Test

Lynne Munson, Syracuse.com - 2014-01-29
As skeptics of CCSS voice their thoughts regarding "new math," Great Minds President & Executive Director Lynne Munson discusses the...

How Vincent van Gogh Can Help You Teach to the Common Core Standards

Lynne Munson, Arts Blog - 2012-09-13
In addition to literary texts typically used throughout a student's education, the CCSS present an exciting opportunity for teachers to use...