State schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson called Tuesday for the state Senate to overhaul California’s standardized testing system despite the threat that the changes could result in the loss of millions in federal education dollars.
It is no secret today that U.S. public schools are slipping quickly behind other developed nations in every subject. This problem is not one of funding, it is a problem of politics in public education.
Bahiya Nasuuna hasn't even started college, but she already has several academic credits in the bank that will give her a jump on graduation. She is one of a growing number of students getting a head start on college credits while they are still in high school, cutting costs and speeding toward degrees—and jobs—as quickly as possible.
Parents should care deeply about Utah’s new school grading system, educators say, but not because it shows which schools are excelling and which schools are failing. Rather, it is proof that a decades-old movement to privatize America’s public schools is making serious headway in Utah.
For the first time, Utah’s traditional and charter public schools have received letter grades of A through F — hailed by lawmakers as a move toward transparency and decried by educators as an unfair, one-size-fits-all ranking.
California's Academic Performance Index results prove that strong charter management organizations like KIPP get results -- and should be granted the necessary facilities and funds to serve more students.
Taking their first dip after years of steady gains, Academic Performance Index scores in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties fell by a point this year, reflecting a statewide decline in scores released Thursday.
New Haven-based start-up Panorama Education is looking to address a major pain point for educators, students, and parents with its polling app targeted at K12 students. The technology is designed to replace cumbersome legacy players, and improve on less targeted, general-purpose tools like SurveyMonkey to provide meaningful insights for education.
Standard for Success, customizable online educator evaluation and management software, will make its way into Indiana's Avon Community School Corporation this fall. The district joins more than 320 schools in nearly 60 Indiana districts that are adopting technology to create a more streamlined and efficient teacher evaluation process.
Recently, the Associated Press, Education Next (EdNext) and PDK/Gallup each released polls on Americans' views on a range of education issues. The surveys covered a lot of ground, but a few unifying themes emerged.