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Purge of teachers and academic...

Jul 21, 2016 by

Moritz Pieper – As news of the attempted military coup in Turkey unfolded, I was in Pennsylvania. Travelling in the US, I had...

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Why are we sticking with Commo...

Jul 18, 2016 by

Experts warned that far too much emphasis would be placed on these subjects, and would crowd out the essential components of what...

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Ten More States Challenge Tran...

Jul 17, 2016 by

Evan Wilt – Ten more states signed on to sue the Obama administration over its transgender directive that forces schools to...

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Illinois ends much-debated PAR...

Jul 12, 2016 by

Illinois is ditching the controversial state PARCC exam for high school students, instead giving 11th-graders a state-paid SAT...

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The pros and cons of Specializ...

Jul 12, 2016 by

Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) has expanded throughout California’s public schools over the last few years. However,...

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What’s Up With Common Core In ...

Jul 10, 2016 by

VERSAILLES, Mo. — A bill passed by the Missouri legislature was designed to end Common Core in Missouri, but it may not have that...

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Mich. diocese opts for liberal...

Jul 9, 2016 by

The new classical curriculum in the Diocese of Marquette aims at an active engagement with Catholic tradition, the great works of...

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Is Political Control Over Char...

Jun 29, 2016 by

by Jason Bedrick – In a recent essay, Andy Smarick proposed democratically controlled charter authorizers: If a city has a...

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A Oaxaca Teacher Explains Why ...

Jun 28, 2016 by

BY A.S. Dillingham and René González Pizarro – Ten years ago, as a group of striking teachers slept in their encampment during...

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Louisiana Under Fire for ‘Tric...

Jun 24, 2016 by

by Jason Tannahill – Like any other field, people and organizations can use public relations for good or bad. Many brands rely...

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END COMMON CORE MASSACHUSETTS ...

Jun 23, 2016 by

End Common Core MA, the ballot question committee of citizen activists, teachers, and parents opposed to Common Core’s standards and...

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Elementary school teachers str...

Jun 16, 2016 by

Here’s how some education programs are trying to help by Luba Ostashevsky – In this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 photo, teacher Joy...

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China uses SWAT teams to crack...

Jun 9, 2016 by

From sending SWAT teams into exam centres to arresting rule-breakers, China’s public security authorities have been cracking...

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Cuomo slams Board of Regents o...

Jun 6, 2016 by

Gov. Andrew Cuomo had harsh words Monday for the Board of Regents as the state science tests wrapped up. Many parents across the...

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The Protectionist Teacher Lobb...

Jun 6, 2016 by

by James Windham – In April, the Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) sued the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and its...

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Is the spelling bee success of...

Jun 3, 2016 by

Shalini Shankar – When spellers win the Scripps National Spelling Bee, audiences always want to know their secret. Yet this...

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Math homework shows common sen...

Jun 1, 2016 by

We need to allow students who learn by different methodologies to be equally recognized. I am not one of “those” parents who abhor...

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Senate Committee passes Common...

May 21, 2016 by

State Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, continued his push to make Michigan a top-ten state for education by urging repeal of Common...

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Portland school board bans cli...

May 20, 2016 by

Environmental groups say science is clear, so textbooks should be, too In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland...

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The implications of changes to...

May 18, 2016 by

The changes in the new SAT reflect a very different — and questionable — view of the qualities that are important for...

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