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 Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:04pm
Reactions usually involve the added demand these standards place on text complexity and general rigor. Since they’re only available for English-Language Arts and Math, it’s difficult to get a full picture for how they will impact public education, but some inferences can be made based on the set of ELA standards.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 2:57pm
For the first time, new K-12 science standards issued in April include climate change. But the standards, written by a consortium of science and education groups in consultation with 26 states, are only voluntary and could take years to roll out.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 4:06pm
Charter schools are operated by many types of organizations with many different orientations. But many tend to espouse a “boot camp” type of ideology, offering long days, lots of homework, intense studying, and tests, tests, tests.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:53pm
For too long, schools from district to district and state to state have had wildly different standards and tests that make it harder for some students to compete and harder for parents and educators to get a handle on how well schools are performing.
Beliefs that are debatable or even patently false may be repeated so often that at some point they come to be accepted as fact. We seem to have crossed that threshold with the claim that U.S. schools are significantly worse than those in most other countries.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 11:21am
The fact is that early care professionals in all settings have stepped up their game. When kindergartners were assessed in the fall of 2012, 83 percent of children who attended Baltimore's publicly funded pre-K were deemed "fully ready," as The Sun noted, an improvement from 77 percent the year before.