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Does Research Based Reform Require Standardized Tests?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Whenever I speak about evidence-based reform someone always asks this question: "Won't all of these randomized evaluations just reinforce teaching to ...

Opting Your Kid Out? It Means Opting Out of Being a More Informed Parent

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 04.07.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Parents, saying they didn't want their children taking state tests, demanded that they be excused from taking them. But I hope they rethink that position this year.

Learning From Others: How to Make School (Lunch) Great

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

In his latest documentary, Where To Invade Next, Michael Moore "invades" country after country, looking for lifestyles worth appropriating - so that he can plant the American flag upon them and bring them home. Of particular interest to me were his school visits.

Rebecca Klein

Students Around The Country Are Opting Out Of Tests, Even If State Law Doesn't Allow It | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

In New Mexico this past week, over 2,000 students from Albuquerque Public Schools opted not to participate in standardized testing, after voicing thei...

Illinois Colleges With Students Who Have the Highest Average ACT Scores

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.02.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While a student's ACT or SAT scores might be only one part of a college application, they can be a useful numerical marking of the kinds of students applying to and being admitted to particular schools.

The Tea Party and the Common Core: Right Answer, Wrong Reason

Victor Dorff | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Victor Dorff

Ultimately, Common Core may provide the right course correction for U.S. education, but the devil is in the transition. Rather than focus first on modifying classroom instruction, we have allowed the testing industry to lead the charge of implementing the new ideas.

After the Billionaires Kick Down Teachers and Students, Who Is Next?

John Thompson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

Over the last 20 years ago, non-educators have stumbled over our troubled inner city schools. These do-gooders made the snap judgment that the way to help kids was to destroy the system that they defined as the "status quo."

Joy Resmovits

New Teaching Standards, Coming To A School Near You | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education

Amy Bednarz, an English as a second language teacher in a Massachusetts elementary school, is confused. She doesn't know exactly what to teach. For...

Louisiana Skipped Key Standardized Testing Analysis In 2009-2010, Cites Budget Woes

The Washington Independent | Mikhail Zinshteyn | Posted 10.12.2011 | Education

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) did not conduct an erasure analysis of the state's standardized test scores for the 2009-2010 academic ye...