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What to Do About a Poor Report Card?

Ellen Fischer | Posted 11.09.2016 | Education
Ellen Fischer

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has posted its 2015 "report card." NAEP measures student achievement and is given periodically to students across the United States. It will come as no surprise to many educators that the scores are down.

College Board President: 'We Are Building an Iron Wall of Inequality'

Keosha Varela | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Keosha Varela

He discussed testing students as a measure of college preparedness, the issues of inequality and discrimination in the classroom, and the state of the US public education system.

These Are The States With The Smartest Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.13.2014 | College

It looks like the Mason-Dixon Line could apply to modern-day student achievement. A new map compiled by research engine FindTheBest shows that when...

Peter S. Goodman

Some Nations Prove They're Actually Not Failing Their Students | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Home

Like children headed home with their report cards, the nations of the globe recently received grades on the educational achievement of their students ...

Joy Resmovits

Here Are All The Countries Beating The U.S. In Test Scores | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

At home, the story is the same -- but abroad, the landscape is shifting. According to the latest results of a comprehensive set of international ex...

The Global Search for Education: School Performance

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Schools are driven to place too much emphasis on test scores that capture what can easily be measured. In doing so, they neglect other important ski...

L.A. Unified, Teachers Union Reach 'Historic' Agreement On Teacher Evaluations

Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

The Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers union have reached what is being called a “historic” tentative agreement to incorporate s...

Study: Earlier Teacher Raises Connects To Better Student Performance

Posted 11.21.2012 | Education

A new study has found that frontloading teacher salaries —that is, awarding larger raises early in a teacher’s career and smaller raises later —...

Teachers Union Just Cost Us $40 Million

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.30.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unifed School District (LAUSD) has just lost out on $40 million of free federal money because the teachers union has declined to sign ...

Why Kids Pay The Price For LA's High Cost Of Living

| Posted 10.21.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung Poor children living in higher-cost areas like the urban centers of California ...

NC District Cuts Teacher Pay To Provide Laptops For Students

Posted 08.17.2012 | Education

After making the controversial decision to cut teacher pay and 65 staff members -- including 37 teachers -- in favor of providing students with a lapt...

Ohio Schools Chief On Leave Amid Records Tampering Claims

Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

Lockland School District superintendent Donna Hubbard has been put on paid administrative leave amid allegations of shady enrollment bookkeeping that ...

L.A. Unified School District To Include Student Test Scores In Teacher Evaluations

Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

An agreement between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles teachers' union has been reached that would for the first time includ...


Glen Lineberry | Posted 09.17.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

In our school and in education generally, we're like an orchestra of competent musicians who lack a score; we can each play well, but we're seldom playing the same thing at the same time, or looking to the same conductor.

Ohio To Connect Teacher Pay And Test Scores

Posted 07.12.2012 | Education

Teacher pay in Ohio will be partially linked to student test scores as a result of legislation signed by Republican Gov. John Kasich, CNN reports. ...

Maybe it's Time to Ask the Teachers?

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 05.20.2012 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

We have never heard more policy rhetoric about developing, recruiting and retaining strong teachers. Ironically, our policies have also never done more to ensure that good teachers have little incentive to serve and stay in those schools.

Releasing Teacher Ratings Is Bad Idea

Christopher Emdin | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

In the latest iteration of the "cult of accountability," a state court allowed New York City to release performance reports for thousands of teachers and share them with the public.

The Problem With School Accountability Systems

Dr. Thomas W. Payzant | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Dr. Thomas W. Payzant

Using test results to drive teacher and leader effectiveness is akin to poking the raw batter with a toothpick. Which is why it hasn't worked and is not going to.

Joy Resmovits

DPS Scores Poorly On Nation's Report Card | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.07.2011 | Detroit

The report card on America's urban schools is in, and Detroit's grades aren't good. That said, the overall increase in Detroit Public Schools students...

Chicago Public Schools Consider New, Merit-Based Teacher Evaluations

Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois State Board of Education held a series of public forum meetings last weekend to consider a new law that would ...

Increase Library Funding, Up Student Scores? | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home

U.S. researchers say a study of 22 U.S. states and a Canadian province shows when funding support for school libraries rises, reading and testing scor...

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.