Bill Gates during a speech at the Council of the Great City Schools said he would spend another $1.7 Billion on education initiatives in public schools.
Success Academies, a charter school network in New York City, grades their parents on homework supervision, school readiness, responsiveness and investment.
Kindergarten Entry Assessment is another education reform pushed onto states through federal money that had no basis in evidence.
Denis Ian: Education’s deep spiral has now hit bottom. And the thud you hear? That’s your child’s head … hittin’ the wall.
Anne Gassel: What we are teaching, or not teaching, today will take almost 20 years to show up in the workforce. There is some urgency to get it right.
Jane Robbins: True learning requires structure, repetition, and work, not just ability to mimic something that pops up once on a screen before moving on to the next.
David Lantz: America has ignored the Forgotten Student and succumbed to what Alan Bloom called “The Closing of the American Mind.”
ACT released their 2017 scores, and there is still not a noticeable improvement in students’ college readiness, in fact, underserved students lag behind.
From STEM, STEAM, and STREAM to community schools, social-emotional learning and mindfulness parents need to understand education speak used in schools.
The new PDK poll shows that a majority of Americans support public school wrap-around social services and support schools asking for more money for them.