News flash: a test score doesn’t reflect every classroom situation or measure growth of the whole child.
Archives for December 2010
The US Department of Education recently announced it will co-host an international summit on teaching in conjunction with two U.S. teachers’ unions, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Asia Society, and the Council of State School Officers.
Three civil rights advocacy groups have joined together to address revisionist changes to social studies curriculum as decided by the Texas State Board of Education earlier in 2010.
Both supporters and detractors of single-sex schooling find little support in a recent study released by South Carolina’s State Board of Education.
The CA State Board of Education asks the Attorney General to investigate the petition-signing process that’s part of the “parent trigger” to improve schools.
Governor-elect Jerry Brown held a budget summit in Los Angeles with a focus on public education funding. The upshot: no more to cut.
LAUSD votes to approve corporate sponsorship of playing fields, cafeterias, and other spaces on school campuses. Isn’t the bigger problem drastic school budget cuts?
Shael Polakow-Shuransky’s roots as a teacher, principal, and experienced administrator give a different cast to his call for “more” tests. Will his own experience in progressive education lead to more qualitative assessment?
Nine teen suicides in one year in one Minnesota school district–yet the district claims none were the result of (homophobic) bullying.
Two different parent groups try ways to fix their kids’ neighborhood schools.