Testing Resistance & Reform Spring

Dear education official: 

When a parent informs you that their child(ren) will not be participating in a standardized-test related activity, is the appropriate response to: 

As I have noted often, the roots of the accountability era—Presid

After thirteen years, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has announced that it is suspending the $1 million Broad Prize for Urban Education that has been awarded annually to the urban school district the Broad Foundation deemed was improving academic achievement and at the same time “narrowing gaps among low-income students and students of color.”

I'll give Andrew Cuomo this: when he makes threats to come after someone, they aren't just empty political promises. He said he would try to break the public schools, and he appears to be determined to make it happen.

The New Jersey Education Association, the state's largest teachers union, released a bo

While the arguments on both sides continue to vie back and forth over issues of how many tests should be given and how frequently, what’s completely lost in the debate is the more important issue of how tests are used.
This piece is written to help clarify many misunderstandings about who designed the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), who supports it, and who opposes it.
When Teach for America scored a last-minute language change in the recent debt deal—and a huge windfall—not everyone was surprised.
A century ago, President Teddy Roosevelt railed against special interests controlling our government. Today's president? Not so much.
On October 23, 2013, John White released the long-awaited, capriciously calculated 2013 Louisiana school performance scores (SPS) and letter grades.


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