NBC's Education Nation is focusing on some hot topics this year, and hopefully there will be open dialogue so that it can hit its fullest potential.
Recently in High Stakes Testing Category
October 08, 2013
August 20, 2013
Recently, only 30% of NY State 3rd-8th graders met proficiency standards on the first state assessments that are tied to the Common Core State Standards. Is it the public school system that is ineffective or the state education department?
June 18, 2013
NY State Education Commissioner John King met with busniess leaders to get them to sell the Common Core State Standards to the public.
June 11, 2013
During this time of educational reform many leaders want to speak up but they are just as scared to be vocal as their teachers are.
May 29, 2013
In education, we hear a great deal about bullying but are there testing bullies too?
May 17, 2013
N.Y. State Chancellor Meryll Tisch wrote an article about how NY State cannot slow down the implementation of the Common Core but she sent a very conflicting message.
April 14, 2013
I have been trying to compose a letter to parents to capture the essence of high stakes testing, and I hope this clearly articulates the message.
April 11, 2013
Saratoga Springs City School District's board of education signed a resolution asking the New York State Education Department to limit the amount of state testing given to students at the same time parents around the country are choosing to opt out.
March 28, 2013
With an increase in accountability, schools are losing the ability to offer students the opportunity to wonder.
March 17, 2013
In an effort to give students an edge on high stakes, teachers are assigning test prep for homework which sends a really bad message.