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.
A teacher in Florida apologizes to her students over the standardized testing they are subjected to and for who it impacts her teaching in the classroom.
Emmett McGroarty: A vote for the ESEA Reauthorization will be seen as affirmation of all that is wrong with federal interference in education.
The conference report for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), now called the Every Student Succeeds Act, has been made public.
President Barack Obama is doing an about face on standardized testing, he suggested that assessments should take no more than 2% of classroom time.
Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup released their annual poll of Americans on education issues on Sunday. A majority of Americans are down on Common Core and testing.
The U.S. Department of Education just threatened to pull $140 million from the state of Oregon if a parental opt-out bill passes the state legislature.
The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that states parents are allowed to opt their children out of standardized testing.
Last weekend, on his HBO show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver spent eighteen minutes taking on standardized testing and Common Core.
The Lee County School Board voted last night 3-2 to opt their students out of state-mandated testing. Lee County is in SW Florida and includes the city of Fort Myers. They are the first school district in Florida to push back against an out-of-control assessment culture in the state that includes means-testing kindergarteners. A local […]