Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester passed away on Monday night after a fight with cancer. He was 65.
Playing the Grinch on Christmas week the U.S. Department of Education warned that Massachusetts could lose some Title 1 funding for using two assessments this spring.
The U.S. Dept. of Education said student assessment opt-outs are not allowed for the 2016 assessments, will this be a policy John King pursue under ESSA?
Massachusetts has not dropped Common Core. They have not given up on Common Core. They gave up on PARCC (sort of).
Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester announced that he is recommending Massachusetts use a “Next Generation MCAS” a MCAS-PARCC hybrid.
Pioneer Institute: Updating MCAS would result in lower costs and more rigorous assessments that would provide better information about student performance.
The Boston Herald’s editorial board calls on the state of Massachusetts on Monday to keep the MCAS in lieu of adopting PARCC as the state’s assessment.
PARCC which has been hemorrhaging membership is still holding onto a glimmer of hope that sustainability is their’s to grasp which is all they have, hope.
Pioneer Institute calls on Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Chester to recuse himself from the MCAS/PARCC decision process.
The Peabody School Committee member Dave McGeney called into question Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester’s role on the PARCC governing board. Chester