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Joy Resmovits

Student Performance Measurement Used In Education Policy Flunks -- Paper | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

Education policies that affect millions of students have long been tied to test scores, but a new paper suggests those scores are regularly misinterpr...

Will More Latino Teachers Solve The Latino Achievement Gap In U.S.?

Turnstyle | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education

By: Robyn Gee Could bolstering the Latino teacher workforce have an impact on the widening achievement gap between Latino students and their white ...

Scores Plummet As More High School Juniors Required To Take State Tests

Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago

After the most recent return of 11th grade Prairie State Achievement Exam scores found nearly half of Illinois public school students failing to meet ...

Linking Teacher Evaluation to Student Test Scores: Wrong 25% of the Time

David Lyell | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education
David Lyell

Nowhere is the disconnect between billionaires and public school teachers more stark than when it comes to merit pay proposals. So why are self-anointed "reformers" pushing this agenda?

Do You Want Your Kids on That Bus?

John Merrow | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Imagine it's early morning, 20 minutes after the school bus was expected. You are waiting with your children when an old yellow clunker, its rear emergency door hanging open, weaves toward you. The driver has a pint of whiskey in one hand.

Before Including Test Scores, Reform the Structure of Teacher Evaluation Itself

Andrew K. Miller | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Andrew K. Miller

If you really want teachers to come to table and even consider using student data as part of their evaluation, then the processes and structures of evaluation must be reformed first.

Joy Resmovits

Reflecting On A Year Of School Reforms | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2011 | Education

In the eyes of Indiana State Superintendent Tony Bennett, America's schools can only improve by taking on a number of different reforms simultaneously...

ACT Scores In Illinois Up, But Are Still Lower Than National Average

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

Graduating high school seniors in Illinois may post ACT test scores that are still be behind the national average, but they have also shown gradual im...

Joy Resmovits

Charters, Choice, Teacher Quality: What The American Public Wants In Its Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

During a year of turmoil, layoffs and wrangling over the hiring and firing of teachers, American appreciation for teachers reached an all-time high --...

Title I Students Assisted By Federal Aid, New Study Reports

Posted 10.11.2011 | Education

Students receiving federal aid are improving in math and reading, according to a new study from the Center on Education Policy. The new report, ...

Survey: Nearly 30% Of Michigan Teachers Report Pressure To Cheat

Detroit Free Press | CHASTITY PRATT DAWSEY AND KRISTI TANNER-WHITE | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

One out of three public school educators report pressure from bosses, parents or others to change grades, and nearly 30% say pressure to cheat on stan...

Minnesota Joins Horde Of States Linking Teacher Reviews To Student Scores

AP | By PATRICK CONDON | Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- An education bill that presents a new approach to the evaluation of Minnesota public school teachers is among the myriad policy cha...

DC Schools Release Test Scores, US Education Department Joins Probe

Posted 09.07.2011 | Education

Amid an investigation into alleged cheating on Washington, DC standardized tests, the school district released figures today that show a relatively fl...

Atlanta Works To Root Out Cheating Teachers

AP | Dorie Turner | Posted 09.06.2011 | Education

ATLANTA (AP) — Just a month before classes start, Atlanta schools officials are trying to determine how many of the 178 teachers and principals accu...

'Juking the Stats' in Denver Public Schools

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 08.05.2011 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

Miraculously boosting graduation rates by giving would-be dropouts a meaningless diploma does no one any favors. And it sure doesn't make anyone look good -- quite the contrary.

Joy Resmovits

Antonio Villaraigosa: Tough on Teacher Tenure | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.20.2011 | Education

School districts around the country are toughening standards for grading teachers. And if Antonio Villaraigosa has his way, Los Angeles could be next....

WATCH: Student Demands A More Challenging Education

Posted 07.15.2011 | Education

Maria Castro is concerned about her future. A student at a failing high school, where over half of the 2,200 students are unable to pass statewide r...

Joy Resmovits

Just How Much Do Students Know About Government? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.04.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Can you name the three branches of the American government, their powers, and how other branches limit their powers? If so, you have a leg...

Putting The Rumors To Rest: The Truth About The D.C. Schools Investigation

Michelle Rhee | Posted 06.06.2011 | Education
Michelle Rhee

USA Today's reports on the reliability of student test scores unfairly leave the impression district leaders avoided an investigation into possible cheating. Further, it implies cheating was widespread. I'd like to set the record straight.

My Conversation With Michelle Rhee

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.28.2011 | Education
Tavis Smiley

2011-03-28-tavisrhee.gifI spoke with former Washington, DC school chancellor Michelle Rhee about a wide-range of subjects including a story this morning questioning the validity of test scores in DC.

Conservative Pie: Republicans Introduce Legislation Redefining Pi as Exactly 3

Ian Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ian Squires

Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Ala.) is sponsoring HR 205: The Geometric Simplification Act, declaring the Euclidean mathematical constant of pi to be precisely 3 in an effort to improve test scores.

In the World of Corporate Ed Reform, Failure Is no Impediment to Success

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

Zeke Vanderhoek gets more publicity for failure than most people do for success.

Time for Obama to Become Our Teacher-in-Chief

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

We need to have a deeper reflective conversation about what powerful learning and teaching actually look like so that we can start to realign our system

New Mexico Schools May Get Letter Grades Based On Students' Test Scores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Like many states, New Mexico's leaders are pressing forward with education reforms intended to improve the state school system. This week, Sen. Verno...

Economists Take Aim At Bonuses For Teachers With Master's Degrees

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

SEATTLE — Every year, American schools pay more than $8.6 billion in bonuses to teachers with master's degrees, even though the idea that a high...