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Movement To 'Opt-Out' Of The Common Core Is Growing

AP | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by st...

WATCH: Common Core Implementation: What Do We Know And How Can We Know More?

Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

Watch Live Nov. 18 from 9:30am - 11:00am EST. The Aspen Institute and Achieve are releasing two tools designed to help school-level staff and state...

Want To Fast Track Education Reform? Try Giving Teachers The Time

Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick

Shockingly few teachers are actually given the time or support required to execute against a vision of reform. Moreover, too few schools provide the opportunities for collaboration that are essential ingredients for advancing education outcomes.

7 Bogus Assumptions of Education Reform

Peter Greene | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Some of the classic Not-Entirely-Truisms of the Reformster Movement have been quietly retired. For instance, one rarely hears the claim that teachers had major input in creating the Common Core anymore because there's hardly a soul left who can say it with a straight face.

Four Ways Higher Education Can Change The K-12 Equation

Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick

It's tempting to think that we could come up with a neat, one-size-fits-all approach to curriculum and learning that gives teachers a clearer sense of what to teach and when, and policy makers a better way to assess and optimize student performance. But unfortunately, "neat and linear" is not the way today's economy works.

Is Standardization a Virtue

Peter Greene | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

You can't throw out all standards, or simply flail randomly, but building an national educational system based on national standardization is a fool's game. It is not what we need, and not what our students deserve.

Are We Ready for a New Common Core Conversation?

Peter Greene | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

The calls for conversation, for cooler heads, for less rhetoric, for less politics -- we've been hearing more and more of these over the past year because the reformsters are losing.

Common Core -- Not One Size Fits All

Peter Greene | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Education under a CCSS regime is not "one size fits all." It's "all must fit one size." It's not "We'll try this on for size and if it doesn't fit, it sucks to be you." It's "You must fit this, or there will be consequences. You will be punished for not fitting what we made for you."

Education for Every Child: A Post-2015 Priority

Dr. Jordan Naidoo | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jordan Naidoo

Inequalities have limited education opportunities for the most disadvantaged children. In some less developed countries, children in the poorest 20 percent of the population are three times less likely to be enrolled in primary school than the wealthiest 20 percent.

Kickboard For Teachers Encourages Data Collection In the Classroom

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee “Be data driven, not data drowning,” is the slogan for Kickboard for Teachers -- an educational software, designed to h...

Parents Hold Teachers Hostage

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.08.2011 | Education

While people all over the world are "occupying" their local governments, police have refused to intervene after a group of parents have occupied the N...

Dennis Van Roekel: The NEA Plan For Teacher Accountability

| Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation’s The Learning Curve blog. Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, w...