Wendy Hart: Instead of wondering how kids are doing on state assessments and whether a school is “good” based on the assessment scores, we need to be asking what are these assessments supposed to be measuring and how do we know they really are measuring what they claim?
Bill Gates during a speech at the Council of the Great City Schools said he would spend another $1.7 Billion on education initiatives in public schools.
While it is interesting how Common Core assessments are processed in New York once students take them, what happens to the data is far more important.
Cheri Kiesecker: The College Board, owner of the PSAT and SAT, solicits personal information from each student without parental consent.
Check your school district calendars for SAT administration dates if it is administered in your district and know what is not required in order to take it.
Emmett McGroarty with American Principles Project testified today before the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking about student data collection.
We would like you to gather some information for us. We would like to know where your U.S. Representative stands on education policy. If you don’t know please take time to contact them with the questions below: Does your U.S. Representative support Common Core? Does your U.S. Representative support a federal testing mandate? Does your […]
President Barack Obama plans to highlight cybersecurity in his State of the Union Address leading off with campaign-style meeting to discuss the issue.
The San Diego Reader reports that Castle Park Middle School in Chula Vista, CA (part of Sweetwater Union High School District) spent well over $17,000 in preparation for a visit last September by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Apparently the district didn’t have the funds to cover the entire cost. No worries, we have student […]
The Delaware Education Reform Coalition asked us to let our readers know about an upcoming public event they are holding next week. They are holding their second public event, this one is focused on the data mining component of Common Core. They have renowned education “whistleblower” Beverly Eakman speaking on the topic of data mining. […]