Every now and then someone in education policy (Arne Duncan) or education philanthropy (Bill Gates) or the media (Malcolm Gladwell) will say something about why class size isn’t really very important because a great teacher can handle a boatload of kids.
Teacher groups are objecting, but some parents are cheering the release Monday of hundreds of thousands of scores that are part of a controversial system Florida’s Department of Education says helps evaluate teachers’ classroom effectiveness.
The aftermath of the economic recession, statewide property-tax caps and a new law on school debt repayment have created a perfect storm of lost revenue that made several Indiana school districts consider cutting back yellow bus service. Legislators responded with…
Metro public schools will be joining the three largest school districts in the country in an initiative to examine racial and disciplinary disparities and find ways to improve them.
After the success of last year's fundraiser in memory of her daughter, Josephine "Joey" Gay, who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Michele Gay wants to continue the momentum with a second fundraiser to fuel a safe schools initiative.
No one wants a child to go hungry, and no one thinks it’s a good idea for students to try learning on an empty stomach. We were all saddened by recent news reports that students with negative balances on their…
Great English teachers boost their students’ achievements in math, a very different subject, according to Stanford researchers. The researchers found that students of good language arts teachers had higher than expected math scores in subsequent years – a crossover effect.
The most visible symbols of the nation’s long-criticized, mile-wide, inch-deep traditional math standards are the 15-pound textbooks that students have been hauling back and forth from school for years.
Mississippi public school students will see new math and English courses aligned to the Common Core state standards beginning next year.
South Dakota’s use of Common Core standards will stand after a legislative committee voted down Monday two bills that would have supplanted the standards and kept some of the state’s students from taking tests based on those standards.
A state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would make parental involvement in their child’s education part of the new public school teacher evaluations created under New Jersey’s recently enacted tenure reform law.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is addressing educators in Washington today on the issue of student data — everything from attendance and health records to test scores and disciplinary data.
If efforts in the Alabama Legislature to repeal the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards, the Alabama version of the Common Core standards, are successful, it could be expensive for the state department of education and local school systems.
Florida is one of the 45 states that’s adopted the education standards known as Common Core. The idea is that, for the first time, students will have the same rigorous, educational goals regardless of where in the country they attend school.
Just five weeks after a New Milford, N.J., family filed a federal lawsuit, a major standardized-testing consortium tasked with writing exams tied to the Common Core has agreed to speed up its timeline for making Braille practice tests available, according…
A coalition of Chicago Public Schools parent groups is calling for students to skip the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, which is being replaced this year by another test as a key element for promotions and eligibility for elite schools.