When Michigan students eventually take the Smarter Balanced Assessmentthe Common Core State Standards-based exam that the state has signed on to adopt in 2015they'll do so not on paper, but online. According to the Detroit Free Press, the change "marks a dramatic shift occurring in educa...
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November 26, 2012
November 13, 2012
I don't think we need to produce a manifesto for change, but we do need to begin to outline some key steps that could be taken to move public education in a different direction.
November 08, 2012
Across America, the final votes are being counted and recounted, but we can be sure of one result that will not change: bashing teachers is not a winning proposition in this country. American voters still believe in those teachers that helped shape their lives and that are doing the same for their c...
November 07, 2012
PARCC defines the level of its test that connotes college readiness, and describes what performance at that level should look like.
November 07, 2012
The defeat of Indiana's education chief, a high-profile backer of common standards, creates doubts about the initiative's support there.
November 05, 2012
Significant drops at the elementary and middle school levels portend public-relations challenges ahead for other states.
November 01, 2012
Students in the six schools that make up Tennessee's achievement district score at the 16th percentile.
October 29, 2012
I have been a diligent student of this Presidential election. I have watched all the debates, viewed all the ads in two battleground states, read the barrage of emails from the candidates, and studied the education records and promises of Governor Romney and President Obama. My conclusion is that---...
October 22, 2012
I took the time to read many of the letters that were written by teachers and parents to President Obama through a campaign organized by Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody. While I was not thrilled with the timing of this campaign, I could not ignore the pain expressed by too many teachers and parents, ...
October 17, 2012
The new test scores will be lower - we must stay the course.