Shane Vander Hart: You can’t have real local control in education without a severe reduction in the budget and size of the U.S. Department of Education.
Shane Vander Hart: Wisdom, like perseverance, grit, and other characteristics social emotional learning focuses on is subjective.
Forget one-size-fits-all standards and increased standardized testing, starting the school day for adolescents may impact student achievement more.
Dr. Gary Houchens: “I believe an over-emphasis on reading as a skill has caused schools to neglect social studies, science, and arts in early grades.”
More and more schools are measuring “soft skills” like “grit,” “perseverance,” and “sensitivity” on the report cards students bring home to their parents.
The New York Times highlights a new national study that preschoolers exposed to formal math and reading lessons come out ahead of preschoolers who don’t.
After student pushback over PARCC, Maryland will consider shortening the assessment or moving it earlier in the year which probably won’t ease concerns.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation after a two-year study found school devices are spying on kids who use them, and their parents are blissfully unaware.
President Donald Trump released his full budget which eliminates 20 programs within the U.S. Department of Education related to PreK-12 education.
The Oregon Department of Education confirmed that they will no longer use Smarter Balanced for 11th Grade, but will continue using it in 3rd-8th Grades