ACT released their 2017 scores, and there is still not a noticeable improvement in students’ college readiness, in fact, underserved students lag behind.
Valarie Strauss at The Washington Post writes about the teacher shortages every state is facing this school year, a problem that has become acute in recent years.
Shane Vander Hart responds to Education Next’s 2017 School Reform Poll that shows support for standards-based reform growing among Americans.
Alabama State Board of Education met on Thursday and no action was taken on Betty Peters’ resolution to eliminate Common Core.
Shane Vander Hart: Kids have struggled with their ability to write for a long time, but Common Core has not helped and, in fact, has hindered student progress.
Shane Vander Hart: There are legitimate concerns about and arguments to be made over school choice, but Katherine Stewart’s argument isn’t one of those.
Curiosity is a unique marker of academic success underemphasized in the classroom thanks to the push for standardized testing and one-size-fits-all reforms.
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.
Joy Pullmann: Common Core undermines the teaching of specific core knowledge by promoting classroom methods that emphasize academic skills or practices.
A school designing its curriculum doesn’t have independence when standards and assessments drive what is being taught and in some cases how it is taught.