Lisa Shin who is running for the New Mexico House of Representatives in House District 43 said that parents should have a say whether their child takes PARCC.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote an op/ed for Chalkbeat over the weekend that called for changes in how New York City Schools assesses middle school students for placement in their eight advanced placement high schools.
Some big news for high school seniors who plan on attending certain Ivy League schools, Yale University just announced they will no longer require students to take the SAT or ACT essay assessment as an admission requirement. They join Harvard University and Dartmouth College.
Michael Bloomberg joins education reformers in beating the standards and accountability drum that has proven to be a failure in the eight years we have had Common Core.
Since news over Common Core has been bad, and NAEP scores have demonstrated that it has done nothing to raise student achievement it is understandable why Common Core advocates want to grasp at anything resembling good news.
Fox Illinois reported earlier this month that only 37 percent of 3rd-8th graders in Illinois passed the PARCC’s reading and writing assessment. With the poor quality of the Common Core State Standards, it should not be a surprise.
Jane Robbins: Teachers are encouraged by the education establishment to spend precious class time on “interventions” that create a growth mindset in students and increase their achievement, but a new meta-study finds that such interventions generally don’t work.
NPR has a story on group therapy that is now offered at Cresthaven Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md. that they say is one of several schools that now offer students “training in how to manage emotions, handle stress and improve interpersonal relationships.”
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.