The National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development with The Aspen Institute released a report in March entitled “The Practice Base For How We Learn: Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Development” that lacks footnotes or references to any research.
Former executive director for the Gates Foundation, Tom Vander Ark, wrote a piece for Forbes that plugged both competency-based education (CBE) and personalized learning. Shane Vander Hart points out five problems with what he suggests.
Bill Gates recently asked, “Math is one area where we want to generate stronger evidence about what works. What would it take, for example, to get all kids to mastery of Algebra I?” Alabama State School Board Member Betty Peters answers his question.
Shane Vander Hart takes a look at where South Dakota’s leading gubernatorial candidates: State Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton (D-Burke), Congresswoman Kristie Noem (R-SD), and South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) stand on issues related to K-12 education.
New York City Schools want more elementary school teachers specialized to teach math to prepare students for algebra, but two recent studies show this isn’t a good idea.
John Dvorak at PC Magazine points out what should be common sense, students don’t need computers in the classroom. Money spent on education tech is better spent elsewhere.
Since its passage in 2015, Bill Gates has poured millions into trying to influence state plans required under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Denis Ian: The Common Core reformers …. from the start … were hesitant and spineless. Supposedly daring reformers dared not look at this issue of school performance through the lenses of race and economics.
54 college-bound, inner-city high school seniors in California were surveyed to determine how those students perceive their college readiness during Common Core’s implementation.
Shane Vander Hart: South Carolina voters will have the opportunity in November to change their constitution to allow the Governor to appoint the State Superintendent of Education instead of voters electing that position. This is a move that only favors the bureaucracy.