Are teachers ready for Common Core? What happens to the "reform" movement without Michelle Rhee heading up StudentsFirst? Dig into these questions in the Friday Reading List.
All Blog Posts With NCLB Tag or Category
August 15, 2014
August 12, 2014
Alexander and Kline are curious about the reasoning behind the department's seemingly schizophrenic approach to the teacher evaluation portion of the waivers
August 12, 2014
The district has asked the Nevada Department of Education to grant temporary licenses to teachers who need additional time to meet state certification, but the state has so far balked at the request.
August 07, 2014
August is a great time to take a deep dive into Head Start, extended learning time, and peer-reviewed assessments.
August 06, 2014
A 2012 California law requires changes to its Academic Performance Index by 2015. What's the progress and what are lingering challenges?
July 22, 2014
NCLB waivers and Race to the Top look at outcomes, like a teachers' ability to improve test scores; a new strategy aims mostly at inputs, like years of experience.
July 21, 2014
The Education Department isn't willing to cut Washington, the first ex-waiver state, any slack, a warning to other states that may be on the verge of losing their flexibility.
July 17, 2014
I couldn't help but feel some sympathy for the teachers and principal who participated in this cheating scandal, despite its inherent dishonesty. The students in this middle school were learning, as one of the teachers interviewed in the article points out; however, they simply came in without requisite skills to meet certain scores on these tests. By changing the kids' answers to boost scores, the school was able receive extra funds and grants to provide students with a variety of clubs, trips, enrichment opportunities, and most importantly, avoid closure.
July 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education's process for holding state's feet to the fire on the promises they made in their applications hasn't been transparent, advocates say.
July 10, 2014
A resolution from a state board member regarding Indiana's NCLB waiver started an angry argument between the state superintendent and some board members.