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. […]
Following-up on the post I wrote a couple of days ago about Michael Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association sharing recap of a conversation he had with David Coleman about the Common Core. Missouri Education Watchdog makes a great point – we really can’t trust what David Coleman has to say because he’ll […]
Michael Cohen, President of Achieve, Inc., was questioned by members of the Michigan House Subcommittee on the Common Core State Standards. He was asked about data mining. MLive reports: Several legislators, including Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) and Rep. Margaret O’Brien (R-Portage) expressed concerns about what data on individual students would be disclosed as […]
The Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee passed SB 210 out of committee on a 17-0 vote yesterday after a 2 hour-long public hearing which included 900 written witness statements by those who supported the bill and testimony by the Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro who I was told didn’t really address the content […]
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology published a report back in February entitled “Promoting Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century.” From the executive summary: How can we best prepare children and adolescents to thrive in the 21st century—an era of achievement gaps that must be closed […]