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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...

Getting SMART About Education

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

Assessments should strengthen teaching and learning. Too often, however, test scores have become the focus of our students' education.

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 studen...

As Exams Move Online, Students Spend More Time Testing

| Sarah Garland | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In the Appoquinimink school district in central Delaware, students now take three, and som...

The Test Score Hypothesis

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

The entire school reform movement is predicated on a hypothesis: boosting student achievement, as measured by standardized tests, will enable greater prosperity. But is this hypothesis correct?

Measure This! The Accountability Sham

Larry Strauss | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

Some days when I actually spend most of my day teaching composition and reading, I think about what a luxury it is for a teacher to be able to do that. Because so much of what we do isn't exactly teaching.

Tony Danza Reminds me of... Me

Elory Rozner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elory Rozner

Teach Tony Danza is not a rigorous investigation of our education system. But the show does a nice job spotlighting some of the complexities of teaching and the keen awareness students have of their learning environment.