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Administrators in our colleges and universities declare that student evaluations are necessary to give students a voice. They use student evaluations in decisions on hiring, awarding tenure and promoting professors. This is false in many cases. Students...
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The Hartford CourantA bill pending in the General Assembly aimed at making alternative schools, which are virtually unregulated and failing to serve some of our most vulnerable students, accountable should be passed. Far too many students in Connecticut are falling...
No one can accuse Gov. Rick Scott of failing to stay on message. In January, he announced he wanted money in the budget for teacher raises. And ever since, he seems not to have missed a single a chance to plug them. To that point, this morning his...
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's largest school district says it wants a third party to validate this year's ISTEP+ test results before it accepts the scores because of disruptions caused by problems with the test administrator's server. The...
The federal government made it clear again Monday that California will get no relief from education mandates that officials across the country consider a burden. The point was made as the U.S. Department of Education announced that it granted three more...
READER SUBMITTED: CREC's Metropolitan Learning Center In Bloomfield Ranked A Top 20 Connecticut High SchoolBloomfieldCREC's Metropolitan Learning Center for Global and International Studies was recently ranked 17th among the state's nearly 200 high schools reviewed by U.S. News and World Report. The school's rank also comes with a "Silver Award," placing it among the...
RAPID CITY — School districts in South Dakota will receive handbooks that can be used in evaluating teachers and administrators when the new state requirement takes effect in 2014. The state Department of Education also will offer an Internet...
We share the editorial view that outgoing Baltimore City Schools CEO Andrés Alonso created a strong platform to sustain ongoing improvement in our schools ("School reform 2.0," May 12). But the editorial's call for more standardization around the system...
ReutersBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE, May 14 (Reuters) - The Seattle public school system, facing a rebellion that stoked the national protest movement over standardized testing in U.S. public schools, is backing away from the contentious multiple-choice exam...
As the founder of KIPP Baltimore, which operates two high-performing public charter schools in the city, I am heartened and encouraged by our progress over the past six years under schools CEO Andrés Alonso. As I move to a new role as executive director...
In the past few weeks we have heard horror stories from throughout Indiana about testing under ISTEP+ -- particularly the overload of the computer system and the failure of the testing company's servers to handle the testing. This caused Indiana to...
Gov. Rick Scott launched a "victory tour" at South Florida schools Monday to applaud the $480 million approved by the Legislature for teacher raises. Flanked by Broward School Board members and Superintendent Robert Runcie at Piper High in Sunrise,...
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