Some angry parents in Augusta County, Virginia, shut down their local schools to make sure their kids wouldn't be indoctrinated into Islam. We really need to talk about what's happening in social studies class.
You probably know now that Congress is ready to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; the speed with which they are doing it has taken me by surprise. And I'm wondering if we shouldn't be concerned about that.
Massachusetts has announced that it will no longer participate in the PARCC assessments associated with Common Core. This seems like good news, but I'm not so sure it is.
I know I'm not the first one to rail against the tendency of people in education to lean too heavily on jargon. But I have to get this off my chest.
A study published in the journal Psychological Science illustrates, once again, why investment in public education is imperative in a healthy democracy.
Is anybody else tired of the politics of division and wedge issues? Tired of the curriculum wars? Me too. Let's end this thing.
If you've spent any time in a school lately, you know how confusing it can be. Why are school schedules so complicated?
Did you hear the one about the dad who wrote a check to his child's school using "Common Core math"? Yeah, that happened. Is the joke on him, or on us?
A recent New York Times op-ed suggests that teachers aren't dumb—their training is. I'd go a step further than that.
Test scores will be (strategically) released soon in our neck of the woods, and we're already being warned about how bad they're going to be. Should parents be worried about the labels the state assigns to their kids based on these test scores, or is there something more to worry about?