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January 06, 2015

Our Nation May STILL Be 'At Risk'

More than 30 years later we may still be A Nation At Risk but for many different reasons.

January 03, 2015

Resolve to Get Involved With Policy in 2015

I know you may be thinking, I don't have time to get involved in something else! But taking the time to get involved in education issues outside your classroom is a great way to stay connected with the larger issues at your school, in your district, and in your state. It's also a great way to keep recharging those batteries.

January 02, 2015

Smarter Balanced Field-Test Data Show Large Score Gaps Among Students With IEPs

Between 64 and 77 percent of students with disabilities scored at the lowest level on the tests, which are given in math and English/language arts.

December 31, 2014

Top-Read Posts of 2014: IEPs, Common Core, Education Department Moves

Readers found posts on common standards and their implications for students with disabilities particularly compelling this year.

December 31, 2014

Clearing Up the Curriculum-Standards Confusion

If in rounding out 2014 you're still finding yourself a bit fuzzy on the difference between the common-core standards and curriculum, two recent NPR pieces might offer some clarity.

December 30, 2014

10 Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2015

We're pretty sure that early drafts of the No Child Left Behind reauthorization won't mimic the Education Department's waiver program.

December 29, 2014

Top Ten Politics K-12 Moments of 2014

Teachers lunching with President Barack Obama came in at No. 3, ahead of midterm election results and State of the Union address.

December 16, 2014

Balanced Literacy: Being a Program-less Teacher

So now, in a way, I am program-less. There is no one teacher's guide that I regularly reference and where I find all my ready-made resources.

December 16, 2014

ETS Recommends Changes For English-Language Proficiency Assessments

The report authors contend that most English-language proficiency assessments focus on students' knowledge about English rather than their ability to use the language effectively in school.

December 14, 2014

3 Reasons Why High-Stakes Testing Matters

Sadly, there are 3 reasons why high stakes testing matters...to some people.

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