Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:32pm
L.A. Unified's scores have been rising slowly since the urban district assessment began a decade ago, but figures released this week showed a more significant jump.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:31pm
Along with traditional public schools, public charter schools provide a valuable service to our community by giving families additional educational options.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:19pm
As a nation, we cannot be satisfied with incremental improvements in national rankings and the percentage of students who are performing at a "basic" level of achievement on a standardized test. Improving test scores will not singularly improve the United States' global competitiveness.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 9:11am
The furor of parents over the Common Core and all that comes with it rocked a Manorville forum sponsored this fall by state Sen. Ken LaValle. Despite consistent pleas to slow down testing of students and implementation of the Common Core standards, the commissioner and the Regents trudge ahead. Even the Regents' announcement this week that the board will appoint a subcommittee to review the new standards' introduction came with the statement that "moving forward with Common Core is essential."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 8:56am
After three years of battling with Hanna Skandera, the state's controversial education secretary-designate, Democratic lawmakers have a new plan to get her out of office. A new proposal would simply make her position disappear. Sen. Michael Padilla, D-Albuquerque, is backing a constitutional amendment that would eliminate the job of state education secretary altogether.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:35pm
Kids are different from year to year, and trying to compare last year’s class to the current one is invalid because the product, the kids, are not the same.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:33pm
School choice can lead to competition and competition can lead to schools that best serve all students.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:35am
Jonesboro is one of about 70 Texas districts to arm staff since Sandy Hook.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:27am
Many parents of color send their children to exclusive, predominantly-white schools in an attempt to give their kids a "ticket to upward mobility." But these well-resourced institutions can fall short at nurturing minority students emotionally and intellectually.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 3:27pm
What used to be the woodshop at Georgia's Dalton High School is now free of dust. Instead, it's filled with welding stations, a 3-D printer, and a computer-controlled plasma cutter.