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Education
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.
Education
However, it remains to be seen to what extent the above efforts can and will be sustained for a long period of time. Although
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When it comes to math skills, Alabama performs like Armenia, Mississippi comes close to Dubai, Washington, D.C., performs like Ukraine, and Massachusetts is just one rung below Japan, according to a study released by the U.S. government Wednesday.
Politics
"The bad news it that students in even our highest-performing states -- Massachusetts and Vermont -- cannot compete in math
Politics
We need to have more teachers like Jaime Escalante teaching children how to balance equations by "filling the hole," but the best way to improve math performance is to address poverty in the United States.
Politics
It appears that in Massachusetts, educational reform does not mean vouchers for private schools, closing poorly performing schools, eliminating tenure for teachers, merit pay, and replacing public schools with privately operated charters.
Education
We're a nation that's coming to respect statistics. Billy Bean convinced us that better statistics could beat bigger payrolls in sports. Nate Silver helped humble Karl Rove's money machine with better statistics. Maybe it's time to take a more careful look at the international test statistics judging how good our nation's schools are.
The World Post
"The performance of the lowest social class U.S. students has been improving over time, while the performance of such students
Education
I woke up to Tuesday morning's TIMSS 2011 results with an acute sense of déjà vu. There are some things that haven't changed very much since SIMS: expectations of students are still too low; time in class is often not used very effectively; teaching is not yet viewed as a prestigious profession.
Education
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called the U.S. scores encouraging, but described older students' performance as
Education
How does Singapore view the importance of a world-class teaching profession? How has its government responded? What progress has been made to date? What are Singapore's next steps to advance the teaching profession in the 21st century?
Education
Societal and economic factors have an immense impact on the over-all quality of our public education system and the test results that are used in international comparisons.
Politics
America needs a national effort to raise education standards in every state. Not dictate what should be done in the classroom -- but states are not, competing individually in the global economy.