Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 3:16pm
While data gained via standardized tests like NJASK may be extremely helpful, especially when paired with other data points, the over-emphasis on such testing is a classic example of how state and federal mandates are threatening to completely bypass local control.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:45am
Mark M. Jacobs once was a Fortune 500 CEO and soon may be a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, but for the time being he’s leading a nonprofit group pushing for improvements in K-12 for Iowa’s education system.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:42am
California has the highest number of working poor families in the nation, but the state does an ineffective job of providing educational opportunities to boost them out of poverty, according to a new report.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:38pm
The gap that exists is not one of "achievement" or capability of children of color to learn, the gap has to do with access to equal opportunity and equity within the systems designed to enhance and shape the learning outcomes of all children. This gap also has to do with the structural and institutional racism that is deeply embedded within our public education system and is perpetuated from one generation to the next.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:09pm
General Mills is teaming up with a civil rights group to help get Latino parents more involved in their children's education. The Minneapolis-based company's Box Tops for Education program is partnering with the National Council of La Raza for the program "Committed Parents: Supporting Your Child's Success."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 2:59pm
Talk to Melissa Colsman and you know she's a teacher, even before she tells you she once taught math. The executive director of the Colorado Department of Education's Teaching and Learning Unit makes a compelling case for what public schools need.