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August 31, 2012

Long-Term ELLs Poised for More Attention in California

Under legislation awaiting action from Gov. Jerry Brown, the state education agency would have to break out data for English-learners who have not reached proficiency after six years in U.S. schools.

August 23, 2012

When Mama Ain't Happy: Screening 'Won't Back Down'

Guest post by Ross Brenneman Hollywood's response rate to real events is quickening. Less than two years after the first invocation of a "parent trigger" law in Compton, Calif., comes the first film inspired by that movement. Currently in advance screenings, "Won't Back Down" chronicles the strugg...

August 16, 2012

Michigan Moves to Penalize Teacher-Preparation Programs

Michigan has used its teacher preparation accountability system to bar new enrollments at two teachers' colleges.

July 23, 2012

Parsing Performance Among Asian-Heritage Students

The U.S. Department of Education is looking for promising practices in disaggregating data for Asian-heritage students.

July 19, 2012

Politics or Policy?

NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly joins principals across the country in calling on Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and, in doing so, support, strengthen and invest in great principals.

June 26, 2012

Yong Zhao: Focus on Entrepreneurial Skills, not Test Scores

In his keynote this morning at the ISTE conference, Zhao tied the U.S. economy's strength to its entrepreneurial and creative spirit, despite American test scores, which lag behind its Asian counterparts.

June 22, 2012

States Show Slow Progress With English-Learners

A long overdue report on progress of English learners was released by the U.S. Department of Education

June 19, 2012

Should Students Wear a Galvanic Skin Response Bracelet?

The most intriguing topic of the past week was discovering that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been subsidizing research into something called "galvanic skin response monitors." This research is intended to develop a bracelet that may be worn regularly by students and teachers to gauge their physiological reactions to what is happening in the classroom.

June 12, 2012

Academic Fraud: Does Anyone Care?

As the pressure to reach the targets get tougher, many districts are devising ways to raise their graduation rates that have nothing to do with thinking and learning. A prime suspect is credit recovery.

May 31, 2012

One Million Teachers Just Choked

I have had the pleasure of working with some great teachers who happen to be registered Republicans, and they've been pretty loyal to their Party's nominees in the past. They have let me know how disappointed they have been with the current administration's preoccupation with using student test data...

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