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.
Colorado finally received approval of their accountability plan required under the Every Student Succeeds Act one year and two revisions later with the U.S. Department of Education getting its way. This is flexibility for states?
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has said that it is time for the Garden State to get rid of PARCC. To that end, the New Jersey Department of Education announced last week they will solicit public input in May to “inform” the next statewide assessment.
A bill was just introduced in the New York Assembly that would bar schools from using standardized assessment scores on teacher evaluations.
The January 2018 Public Comment Draft of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework (2018 Revision) follows in the footsteps of other recent revisions of the Science, English Language Arts and mathematics standards. The proposed framework eviscerates the 2003 framework.
South Dakota Secretary of Education Don Kirkegaard said, “Common Core standards in South Dakota are officially gone.” That is a misleading statement at best.
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards adopted new academic standards in subjects such as math and ELA after no public comment during their last four public meetings held at 9:00a in various parts of the state.
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?
There are 36 gubernatorial contests in 2018 with 269 declared candidates. What are they saying about education? According to Rick Hess and Sofia Gallo at American Enterprise Institute, not so much.
It appears that North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kristen Baesler learned the wrong lesson about the number of homeschoolers doubling in her state.