Shane Vander Hart: Both the testing and accountability movement and personalized learning are examples of top-down, dataless reforms that won’t work.
Maren Hicks encouraged administrators to heed teachers’ concern about standardized testing and policies that lose sight of the children in their care.
The University of Chicago joins a growing list of colleges that will no longer require students to submit ACT or SAT scores as an admission requirement.
Valarie Strauss at The Washington Post writes about the teacher shortages every state is facing this school year, a problem that has become acute in recent years.
Curiosity is a unique marker of academic success underemphasized in the classroom thanks to the push for standardized testing and one-size-fits-all reforms.
The U.S. Department of Education will publish a new rule for ESSA that will mandate a one percent cap on students who use an alternative test.
Valarie Strauss points out that President Barack Obama is not talking about his actual education legacy – Common Core and increased standardized testing.
This spoken word video by Prince Ea highlights problems with the public school system in particular it’s one-size fits all approach.
Tracie Happel, a special education teacher in South Carolina, shares her story about being suspended for protesting her students taking standardized tests.
It is really difficult to explain why PARCC is a bad assessment if teachers can’t talk about specific items in the assessment. Who does this help? Not kids.