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The Baltimore Teacher's Union has called for the district hold off on attaching penalties to schools' performance on the the new Common Core assessments, citing insufficient professional development and resources to implement the new high-stakes...
In his five months as Florida education commissioner, no moss has grown under Tony Bennett. He has barnstormed the Sunshine State glad-handing teachers skeptical over merit pay and selling Common Core to increasingly cynical critics who view the...
The Hartford CourantAfter viewing cramped conditions at the Gaffney School on Monday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reaffirmed his pledge to better fund urban school districts — so long as they use the money well. Malloy said the state is prepared to help schools such as...
ReutersSEATTLE (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 for its upcoming school year....
HARRISBURG — In the last three years, the Bethlehem Area School District and other districts have spent lots of money rewriting curriculum and lessons to prepare students for tougher state-sanctioned academic standards and exams. "It's got to be...
Teachers overwhelmingly support new "Common Core" academic standards in language arts and math, according to a new poll by the American Federation of Teachers. But they also are overwhelmingly worried that new tests tied to those new standards will be...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Education, Elections, Teachers, Politics
The legislature fiddles while educators wait. That's one way to look at the Indiana General Assembly's decision to "pause" implementing Common Core standards until a study and public hearings are completed. These are the standards the Indiana State...
Teachers at schools run by the United Neighborhood Organization, one of the largest charter networks in the city, voted Wednesday to unionize. Teachers at privately run, publicly funded charter schools in Chicago have never been part of the Chicago...
Democrat Kathleen Kennedy Townsend began airing the first television advertisement yesterday in which she mentions her opponent, Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. The ad -- the third major one in her campaign -- contrasts the candidates on education and...
A Los Angeles Community College District proposal to lower the car allowances given to campus presidents and other executives — but use the money to boost salaries — has come under fire at a time when many students are unable to get classes...
Re "Cheating is cheating," Editorial, April 3 You accuse us of weakening our condemnation of test score tampering in Atlanta because we also condemned the climate created by policymakers' fixation on standardized tests. Cheating is cheating. It should...
Tags: School Examinations
If a student cheats on an important test, such as a midterm, he is punished, and rightly so. His teacher doesn't merely brush aside the offense and blame it on all the stressful and unnecessary high-stakes tests that today's unfortunate students are...
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