On Dec. 5, 2016, retired D.C. teacher Erich Martel sent an investigation request to D.C.’s Attorney General Karl Racine. In
The shortcomings of our K-12 system carry over into the postsecondary years at considerable cost. We still have too many instances of social promotion where high school diplomas go to "graduates" who can't do third-grade math.
It is a sad day for equity and opportunity in New Jersey that Governor Christie has decided to overturn America's most important education lawsuit.
By blocking me, Brown is trying to prevent me from even viewing her Twitter page. However, in such a situation, all one must do is sign out of one's own Twitter account to view any page from which one is blocked.
Eighth-grade girls outperformed boys in technology and engineering literacy.
Imagine an athlete training for the Olympic decathlon. The young man had been told that success would come by training specifically and constantly for the 100-meter dash and 110-meter hurdles. He did what he was told.
ESSA retains the expectation that schools should help all groups of students, but l worry that some educators might think the flexibility about methods gives them permission to settle back into old patterns of assuming that it's okay if some kids will "get it" and some kids won't.
Is the dramatic increase in teen smartphone and entertainment tech use contributing to their academic struggles? It's not the only factor, but it's a critical one.
By now everyone who cares about National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results might be sick of thinking about them, in part because the 2015 results from what is often called the nation's report card were -- let's face it -- depressing.
Making Sense of Assessments: State-level NAEP Comparisons Offer Better Policy Guide Than International Assessments
Let's treat social, economic, and education policies as the innately interwoven drivers of children's school and life trajectories that they are. And let's start putting them all on the right track.
In the STEM space talented, capable students who don't look like we might expect; who may not live in the zip code with the awesome robotics club; whose parents may not be aware that a few bus stops away from their front door a world of opportunity awaits. This needs to change.
NAEP provokes important questions but doesn't provide the answers -- and that's a good thing as long as we're prepared to keep the discussion alive and not stifle it with premature, extravagant, and politicized rhetoric.
“Policymakers ... want to be able to compare state progress and state performance standards, but because they are all different
Something remarkable happened as the cheating case, which dates back to 2005, unfolded. Over the last 13 years, Atlanta students have made significant progress on another test, the widely respected National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), administered through the Education Department and considered the "gold standard" of educational testing in the U.S.
For example, African American, Latino, and low-income students have improved faster than at any time since 1980, according
“These results are disappointing, bad for our nation's future and not surprising,” McConnell said. “These results are due
In a town like Chicago, "choice" isn't a right, but a privilege based on income, class, and skin color.
IEL Leadership Lesson: Leaders recognize that knowing how to lead change is as important as knowing the change one wants