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Educational Testing

How Schools Are Rallying Around Portland's Large Refugee Community

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.21.2017 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — On a chilly December evening, King Middle School students and their families streamed into Ocean Gateway, a party space with sweep...

There's A Simple Way To Help Kids Learn More: Start School Later

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

In recent years, American teens have earned less than stellar scores on a national exam administered by the U.S. Department of Education. On the Natio...

The Global Search for Education: What Israel Did

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.18.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The convergence of different studies showing steady improvement indicates that indeed a real change in teaching and learning has occurred and student...

State of Florida Prefers to Ignore Reality Behind Poor FCAT Scores

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
Steven Kurlander

De-emphasizing failing by fixing scores and allowing functionally illiterate children to advance to the next grade is not the answer to starting to get kids to know how to read, write, and add.

Another Health Care and Education Discussion

Brian Crosby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brian Crosby

We too often oversimplify important, complex issues in education and rely on testing in ways it wasn't designed to be used by people that don't really understand that.