Reverberations continue from common-standards opposition in South Carolina and Utah.
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March 06, 2012
March 02, 2012
A measure to retain a federal mandate for science testing did not get its day in committee this week.
February 28, 2012
The District of Columbia school system is under investigation by federal and local officials based on allegations of test tampering.
February 27, 2012
A House Republican is seeking to retain NCLB's requirement for science testing.
February 23, 2012
But there is also some renewed optimism that we might, just might, see a resurgence of energy for saving democracy.
February 22, 2012
Aaron Pallas, Professor of Sociology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, makes the argument on his blog that, within current discourse about teacher evaluation, the word rigor "is getting distorted almost beyond recognition." In science, he writes, rigor is determined by a study...
February 21, 2012
Does anyone seriously believe that teachers in New York state will dare to stop teaching to the test? How many will be fired if they take that risk?
February 16, 2012
When will we stop worrying about our own organizational fiscal et al condition for a few days and call for united action?
February 14, 2012
The leaders of one of the most economically depressed and racially segregated cities in the nation have decided that the answer to its problems is to fire teachers, close public schools, expand the number of charters, and possibly to expand the voucher program as well.
February 13, 2012
It may surprise a lot of you, but I am a great reading teacher. It could be because I was a great reader and loved reading everything I got my hands on. It could be because I had great education professors who taught me how to teach reading through phonics and whole language. It could even be that I...