The Fordham Institute released its survey of 1200 ELA teachers and they have found students read less fiction, content knowledge is slighted, and writing instruction needs help.
A study conducted by Vanderbilt University researchers found academic gains achieved by students in Tennessee pre-K classrooms began to fade out by first grade and vanished by third grade.
Utah is the latest state to get slapped down when they asked the Feds, “Mother may I?” Their requests for flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act were denied.
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.