Jane Robbins and Erin Tuttle: Broward County Public Schools has now confirmed that the shooter at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL was indeed assigned to the federally lauded, vehemently protected, but tragically ineffective PROMISE program.
Erin Tuttle: Considering the evidence showing the discipline policies pushed by the U.S. Department of Education’s federal guidance makes schools less safe and even dangerous, why would Indiana legislators even consider adopting HB 1421?
Jane Robbins and Erin Tuttle: Federal interference in state and local policy is harmful and unacceptable in all circumstances, usually for reasons of polity and liberty. But in the case of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, it appears it contributed to something even worse.
Erin Tuttle: Is anyone in the White House paying attention to the appointments for Trump’s education team? Case in point: Jason Botel
Jane Robbins & Erin Tuttle: Does President Trump realize the threats to his education legacy that are being planted by his personnel choices and by congressional “frenemies”?
A list of education staffers sworn in this past Friday indicates that the Department of Education (ED) will be aligned to DeVos’ agenda, not Trump’s.
Erin Tuttle: The Collaborative for Student Success is right. NAEP gauges state assessments for gauging student performances, even when it proves them wrong.
Because this is the largest education bill Congress will pass in a decade Speaker Paul Ryan should make the ESEA reauthorization bill public for 60 days.
S. 1177 retains the 17 NCLB mandated annual tests in grades 3-12 and includes of student test performance in state accountability systems.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee recently passed the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 in the hope of finally reauthorizing NCLB.