Nine national organizations and 62 state grassroots organizations in 31 states express concern about student data privacy in the attempt to reauthorize the Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA).
If it will cost Utah $100 million to replace the Common Core State Standards how much did it cost to implement these sub par standards in the first place?
Joy Pullmann reminds us in Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents to Control American Kids that as parents we are never without options.
The apprenticeship model in Europe has more promise for preparing students for the workforce than our nation’s current school-to-work pipeline with companies footing the bill.
The Data Quality Campaign released its annual report on how states are doing at accomplishing their policy agenda for student data collection.
Ann Marie Banfield wrote an excellent letter to her local school board in Bedford, NH about the Next Generation Science Standards that can be a model.
Mason Classical Academy in Naples, FL rejected Common Core and their 3rd and 5th grade ELA scores on the Florida Standards Assessment were among the best.
Betsy DeVos has fully embraced the power ESSA gave her to approve state accountability plans and has no trouble with exerting federal control.
Joy Pullmann: Common Core undermines the teaching of specific core knowledge by promoting classroom methods that emphasize academic skills or practices.
This may be taking STEM a tad too far. NPR introduced an author who writes books about rocket science and physics to very young children.