Denis Ian: This round of technological “upgrades” might well begin a scary deconstruction of a universal institution … the collapse of education as we’ve known it for … for thousands of years.
“Many students who took the SAT exam in June were surprised Wednesday to get back results that they thought were inaccurate because the score was lower than they thought.”
Brown University announced that it will join Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth Universities as the fourth Ivy League school that will no longer require the ACT writing or SAT essay test.
The New Jersey Department of Education announced the first steps to transition away from using PARCC as the state’s annual assessment required under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Stan Liebowitz and Matt Kelly with the University of Texas at Dallas challenge the way state K-12 education rankings are determined claiming they are biased.
Dr. Domingo Morel, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, ascribed a rather nefarious purpose behind state takeovers of schools.
Betty Peters: Years ago, I said that it appears No Child Left Behind (NCLB) had through Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) been replaced with No Vendor Left Behind (NVLB) eventually called the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). Looks like we’re stuck with this forever regardless of the name used.
Mary Byrne, a Missouri parent and activist, discussed the proposed merger of the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor.
A teacher writing for EdSurge recognizes the flaws with personalized learning and its use of education tech, but he’s caught between two competing education trends.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that merging the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor would emulate what she saw during a trip to Europe.