CO-AUTHORED BY HILLARY LEONE Hillary Leone, Cabengo LLC, is a strategist and storyteller, working at the nexus of digital culture, education and socia...
The New York State Board of Regents has charged that Pearson's teacher certification exams lack adequate field-testing and proof of either reliability (consistent results) or validity (evidence they test skills they claim to test).
The education world has been buzzing after a segment on John Oliver's Last Week Tonight (warning - adult language) that viciously lampooned standardized testing. It's a funny piece about a serious issue that has polarized parents and lawmakers across the country. Are we testing kids too much?
John Oliver nailed Pearson on his HBO Last Week Tonight show on Standardized Testing. If you have not seen it yet, clink the link and watch it. I laughed a lot but can't really say I enjoyed the show; it was too disturbing. It won't be funny until companies like Pearson are brought down.
Some people see infrastructure as about as exciting as watching paint dry. We here at the Eno Center for Transportation, a national transportation policy think tank, eat reports on infrastructure for breakfast. And we know that our infrastructure needs much more than a new coat of paint.
Professional athletes are the perfect subjects to study the "dick pic effect" -- how the unwelcome release of one's private privates affect one's day at work. Through box scores and databases, we can monitor an athlete's performance before and after a penis photo is published online.
While focusing on liberal arts is definitely important to teach our children, John Oliver's uncovering of Americans ill-informed comprehension of the Internet proves we need to place computer science at the same core level as math, science, history and reading.
It shouldn't take a comedian cracking jokes for us to realize the dire state of our infrastructure, but that's the trouble with a crisis that hides in plain sight. Despite record ridership year after year, deteriorating transit systems are cutting service and jobs
The Nightly Show clearly knows its voice and if one thing is for sure, it's that the show is in the infancy of what will be a great run. Unique and irreverent, Wilmore's a breath of fresh air that provides a new perspective to balance out the 50 shade of white that make up late night television today.
Long story short, this is about saving the Net for regular people, versus providing privileges for companies that spend lots of money lobbying in Washington and misinforming the American public.
Whatever the case, Brian Williams' downfall is symptomatic of our culture. No doubt Williams felt compelled to spiff up his newscasts.
Stewart took the reins of The Daily Show as a goofy parody of local news, and turned it into something smart, influential and useful. It transcended mere entertainment. And it has done its job.
Whenever Fox wants to bust on the shoes of unions they always bring up how union dues are collected. Unwilling members of the union are forced to donate to a union they don't like... It kinda sounds like cable consumers are forced to donate to television stations they don't like.
Based on a survey of National Courts Monitor contributors and our best-guess analysis, the topic of "immigration courts" is a runaway winner for our "Tipping Points" civil justice issue for 2015, but we find some space for other concerns. Here's our top five emerging civil justice issues for 2015.
I was on a long-haul flight a few years ago, and the guy across from me watched episodes of Modern Family back to back for its duration. At that point...
With the count of absentee and provisional ballots the lead switched from Republican Tom Cross by a few hundred votes to Democrat Michael Frerichs by a few thousand votes in a day. Cross condeded to Frerichs Wednesday.