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Joy Resmovits

Where Do The 'Irreplaceable' Teachers Go? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

The high rate of teachers cycling in and out of schools is detrimental to the education profession and worse for students, decades of policy and resea...

Joy Resmovits

Weingarten On Detroit Schools Administration: 'They Should Be Embarrassed' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

A few years ago, when Randi Weingarten and her colleagues at the American Federation of Teachers chose to set their 2012 convention in Detroit, the le...

Listen to the Teacher

Kurt Wootton | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education
Kurt Wootton

In reaching for solutions to our education problems, we have silenced the voices of those who matter most. We are seeing across the United States -- and in many countries around the world -- the disenfranchisement of our teachers.

Joy Resmovits

New Standardized Tests Behind Schedule: Survey | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

When asked about the problems associated with standardized testing -- cheating, overtesting, blunt measures of student achievement -- U.S. Secretary o...

Connecticut To Implement New Online Testing System In 2014

Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

State officials are hopeful that by the 2014-15 school year, the bubble-in pencil and paper Connecticut Mastery Test taken by third- through eighth-gr...

Scantron Inventor Dead At 85

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.01.2012 | Education

Pencils down for students everywhere: Michael Sokolski, the inventor of the Scantron, died of congestive heart failure on June 13, Yahoo News reports....

New Online Tests Hold Promise, Perils

| Sarah Garland | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. TOWNSEND, Del. -- On a recent afternoon at Townsend Elementary School here, a little boy s...

Joy Resmovits

Cheating Found In 3 D.C. Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.22.2012 | Education

Three Washington, D.C., schools cheated on 2011 standardized tests, according to a forensic report the district will release today. Of the 38 Washi...

A Sub-Standard Solution

James Dyson | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
James Dyson

As an inventor, I've made more mistakes than I care to mention. To me, that is the greatest missed opportunity in education. I'd go as far to say we should award marks for good mistakes. Success may satisfy, but failure drives a hunger.

Lawmakers Reject Color-Coded Student IDs By Test Score

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.21.2012 | Education

California lawmakers have voted to prohibit a controversial practice by Kennedy and Cypress High Schools that required students to carry color-coded I...

Educating for Democracy: Awakening From the American Dream

Joel Shatzky | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

It seems to me that "magical thinking" dominates the words of the easy promisers who present the "American Dream" of the future as if it were a reality today.

Protests Against Surge In Standardized Testing Sweeps Nation

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 12 (Reuters) - A backlash against high-stakes standardized testing is sweeping through U.S. school districts ...

Alex Kuczynski-Brown

High-Stakes Testing Protest: 'I'm More Than A Test Score' | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 06.07.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- "We are not guinea pigs." "I'm more than a test score." "Testing is stressful." So declared the signs carried by parents and students T...

Parent 'Field Trip' to Protest Standardized Tests

Amanda Krauss | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
Amanda Krauss

It is more and more common for states to hire for-profit test-making companies, even as experts question the inherent value of standardized tests.

School Board Votes to Stop Caring About Test Scores

Tony Phillips | Posted 07.31.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

So the intermediate Gatsby is, as it turns out, not Gatsby at all -- it's something 67-pages long that panders to possessors of feeble vocabularies, probably the types of kids who vomit before standardized tests.

Teachers Accused Of Giving Students Answers On State Tests In Exchange For Perks

Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

Teachers at a Brooklyn elementary school are accused of giving their students the answers on standardized tests, reports the New York Daily News. In r...

This Is How To Fail A Test

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

There are plenty of ways students approach an exam for which they're completely unprepared: faking sick, inventing a "family emergency" or perhaps beg...

New York State Field Tests: Students Should Not Be Informed Of Connection To Standardized Exams

Gregory Kristof | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education

A memo has recently surfaced in which the New York State Department of Education appears to encourage educators to mislead students about upcoming sta...

Mitt Romney and the Fierce Desire for Educational Change

Randy Turner | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

As a teacher who has students write research papers on the American Civil Rights Movement, I was stunned to find out that I am on the wrong side of the great civil rights issue of our time. It has to be true. Mitt Romney says so.

Joy Resmovits

Are Teachers Prepared To Learn From Standardized Tests? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

These days, it's not enough for teachers to know how to manage a classroom, impart knowledge and deliver lesson plans. In the wake of test-heavy po...

Parents And School Boards Endorse 'Stop FCAT' Petition

Posted 05.15.2012 | Miami

A national resolution to urge education administrators to rely less on standardized testing is gaining a wave of support in South Florida. The Palm...

New Jersey High-Stakes Test Will No Longer Ask 3rd-Graders To Reveal A Secret

AP | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education

TRENTON, N.J. -- State education officials will no longer use a standardized test question that asked third-graders to reveal a secret and write about...

Who Are the True 'Failures' in America's School System?

David Chura | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
David Chura

Like most teachers I've gotten some praise from my high school students over my 26 years of teaching. But the truth is I wasn't a "good teacher." I was a "failure," at least according to America's education reformers.

Joy Resmovits

Can Sleeping Improve School Performance? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.03.2012 | Education

In high school, Melissa Edwards woke up at 6:30 a.m. to catch a bus. It was dark, she was tired and the school's 7:15 a.m. morning bell forced the St....

Why Your Kid Isn't Creative

Rick Newman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Rick Newman

Give kids the freedom to discover something they truly love, while making sure they know it takes diligence and grit to succeed at their passion.