Standards

12/9/2013

12/9/2013
The dog-eat-dog and winner-take-all mentality of China's school system isn't just making children unhappy and unhealthy -- it's also causing cheating and bribery, leading to an unfair and unequal school system.

11/18/2013

11/18/2013
Something has to be done to better ensure that today’s children will be able to compete on the global platform of tomorrow.

10/30/2013

10/30/2013
Arriving at Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation in Indiana as assistant superintendent in July, 2012, after four years with the Indiana Department of Education, one of my first tasks was to develop a plan for our administrators to better comply with the state’s new teacher evaluation law.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013
Marshalltown schools are implementing curriculum and assessment tools from Learning.com as a key component of the district’s digital conversion initiative to help students develop 21st-century skills.

10/8/2013

10/8/2013
Academic research generally has found that, all other factors being held equal, you pay somewhat more for houses in highly rated school districts compared with homes in neighborhoods where the schools have lower ratings and test results.
10/8/2013
For the first time, schools across Pennsylvania will not be judged with the federal Adequate Yearly Progress standards, but with a new system based on a 0-100 scale.
10/8/2013
In 2008, Syracuse started ramping up K-12 academic support and promising graduates full college tuition. Now it's rising above the national averages for college enrollment.

10/7/2013

10/7/2013

Robert Small, the Howard County parent whose name became known from Maine to California when he protested new nationwide education standards, is part of a chorus of increasingly strident voices rising up against the initiative — from both ends of the political spectrum.

10/1/2013

10/1/2013
The long-awaited decision from the U.S. Department of Education matters to the 85 percent of Texas school districts that would have been deemed failing under federal standards.
10/1/2013
Feeding essays into a computer program tells students: No one cares what you have to say.
10/1/2013
During the past 4-1/2 years, and on my recent bus tour of the Southwest, I saw great principals and teachers; courageous leaders from the business, faith, and nonprofit sectors; engaged parents; and communities pulling together to serve students.
10/1/2013
The work supported by the grant will result in many more students being taught by accomplished teachers who have achieved National Board Certification and will create new opportunities for these teachers to serve in instructional leadership roles in high-need schools.

9/30/2013

9/30/2013
The good news is, there are many positive things happening in our public schools. Even so, we’ve all heard troubling reports of budget cuts, increasing classroom sizes, teaching to the test and reduced access to subjects like art, civics, career and technical education and second languages.
9/30/2013
Every day there is hand-wringing over our students falling behind the rest of the world. Fifteen-year-olds in the U.S. trail students in 12 other nations in science and 17 in math, bested by their counterparts not just in Asia but in Finland, Estonia and the Netherlands, too.

9/24/2013

9/24/2013
With school back in session, members of the class of 2014 are looking at their senior year, an educational career that has been different from any before it. These 17- and 18-year-olds were just kindergartners when No Child Left Behind was put on the table.

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