A bill in the Iowa Senate would require the Iowa Department of Education to identify their statutory or regulatory authority for any request for reports made of school districts. A common sense measure every state should implement.
A bill filed in the Florida House and in the Florida Senate allows Florida school districts to write their own standards provided they are equivalent to or better than the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.
Shane Vander Hart makes three observations about U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech at the American Enterprise Institute event, Bush-Obama school reform: lessons learned, on January 16, 2018.
Newly sworn-in New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced last week as Governor-Elect that it is time for the Garden State to get rid of PARCC as their state-wide assessment.
Jane Robbins, a senior fellow at American Principles Project, recorded this short video for Red Kudzu explaining what the Foundations of Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (S. 2046) is and what it will do if passed by the U.S. Senate.
Jane Robbins: In education, blockchain would enable all student records from any source to be uploaded into the system and shared with authorized users as part of a life-long dossier, or “digital transcript.”
SB18-011, filed this week in the Colorado Senate, seeks to ensure that students whose parents opt them out of assessments do not face punitive measures at school.
Denis Ian: So “Baby PISA” is here, “the Program for International Student Assessment,” and just a handful of parents have any clue what’s all about because most don’t care.
HB 2037, a bill filed in the Arizona House of Representatives, if passed would not require high school juniors to take AzMerit or the AIMS Science test. Instead, they would take a college-readiness exam like ACT or SAT.
Dr. Duke Pesta and Dr. Sandra Stotsky drill down on a new report from the Pioneer Institute that shows how the move to Common Core and their subsequent “new standards” hurt Massachusetts student achievement.