The school board in Huntsville, Alabama, has unanimously decided to pay students for achieving benchmark scores on the ACT college admissions test in an effort, members said, to get kids to take the test more seriously. WHNT News voted Tuesday night for the cash incentives, which will work this way: Benchmarks scores will be set, […]
(Correction: The College Board corrected the message sent to members clarifying that the date for the new PSAT/NMSQT® is fall 2015. The original message had two different dates.) The new version of the SAT college admissions exam that was due to be unveiled in 2015 is now being delayed until spring 2016. David Coleman, the […]
Here, from education historian and activist Diane Ravitch, the leading figure in the movement against corporate-influenced school reform, is a post with her views about the newly released scores from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which showed that U.S. Show More Summary
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When there are disputes between unions and districts... the side parents align with typically wins. - Labor expert quoted in recent LA Times story
It is bad enough that test-driven reformers have turned schools into venues for high-stakes competition. New York City seemed to have sunk to the lowest of the low with its market-driven A-F School Report Card, which made bubble-in testing a life or death matter for schools. Show More Summary
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Parent involvement at L.A. schools getting new look LA Times: In Cudahy, parents collected more than 600 signatures demanding a new principal. In Culver City, they fought attempts to unionize classroom aides and formed a group that elected a school board majority. Show More Summary
In this hourlong radio documentary, American Radio Works explores the potential power -- and peril -- of individualized education technology efforts. Can it match a watchful tutor? Listen above, and/or click here to read and/or see some visual extras: One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age.
When the OECD releases the PISA report every three years, many people use the ranking to claim public education in the U.S. is failing and push their corporate education reform agenda. But looking at the data, lessons that can be learned from the highest performing countries point in a completely different direction. For more information: http://go.aft.org/pisa #ReclaimIt
What if you created a highly localised scheme of work? The new Computing curriculum is little more than a checklist. But what it lacks in detail, especially regarding progression, it more than makes up for in terms of the freedom itShow More Summary
I previously expressed doubts about this claim, repeated yesterday by Indiana State Teachers Association president Teresa Meredith, concerning the $14 million settlement with the state of Indiana over the union’s failed insurance trust: No members’ dues were used to fund this settlement. To protect the interest of school employees, ISTA and NEA funded litigation to […]
November can be a long month for academic job seekers, perhaps the time when academe seems coldest. With several fields holding their national conferences shortly after the holidays, many applicants will know in these first weeks of December if they will have an opportunity to interview. Show More Summary
Once again it appears that Asian kids are going to rule the world: yet another OECD report shows that they work harder, score better in the PISA tests and generally put feckless, mollycoddled Western kids to shame. Or so we are led to believe. Each time, there seem to be two contrasting responses to these rankings: [...]
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http://tinyurl.com/etchweb Our first guest is Cynthia Rodriguez, 2nd grade teacher in the East Central ISD! Cynthia Rodriguez (Twitter: @MsRodz97) Cynthia will be sharing how she works with students in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom. Come join...Show More Summary
In an effort to promote its lawsuit against the state’s property tax cap, the New York State United Teachers released an analysis that shows “the wealthiest 10 percent of New York school districts spend 80 percent more educating their students than the poorest 10 percent – a funding inequity that is aggravated by the state’s […]