Sandra Stotsky: All students, including minority students, need academically stronger teachers, whether in North Carolina or Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education should reject a proposed rewrite of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework in its entirety and immediately restore the state’s 2003 framework
Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester passed away on Monday night after a fight with cancer. He was 65.
A group of pro-Common Core educators and business leaders seek to keep the referendum on Common Core off the ballot in Massachusetts in November.
Massachusetts has not dropped Common Core. They have not given up on Common Core. They gave up on PARCC (sort of).
Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester announced that he is recommending Massachusetts use a “Next Generation MCAS” a MCAS-PARCC hybrid.
The Peabody School Committee member Dave McGeney called into question Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester’s role on the PARCC governing board. Chester is in his third year as national chairman for the board. The committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to send the following correspondencce to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Chester, Attorney General Martha Coakley, the […]
Two states last week made moves to address Common Core concerns, specifically the implementation of the PARCC assessment. Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White announced a 10-year plan which would do the following: Test scheduling. The state will propose that in 2015 students take the PARCC test in grades 3 to 8 (online in grades […]
Charles Chieppo and Jamie Gass of the Pioneer Institute wrote a great op/ed entitled “Schoolkids missing the Twain” for the Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette that paints a picture of how the Common Core State Standards disproportionate use of informational texts will impact school kids. An excerpt: Mark Twain’s greatest achievement was “Adventures of Huckleberry […]