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Desperate: Common Core Pulled ...

Nov 26, 2014 by

With support plummeting for the controversial Common Core standards, it appears at least one university president is resorting to the...

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A damning account of one state...

Nov 26, 2014 by

By Valerie Strauss – In September, the school board of Evanston Township in Illinois held a meeting at which there was a...

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Gates and Pearson Partner to R...

Nov 26, 2014 by

by Nancy Thorner – Follow the money. It all ends up in the hands of a very few. Pearson Foundation is getting the contracts...

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Oklahoma wins back its No Chil...

Nov 26, 2014 by

By Lyndsey Layton – The Obama administration decided Monday to restore a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law to...

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Common Core: How We Got Here a...

Nov 26, 2014 by

Since March of this year, four states have withdrawn from Common Core. More than a dozen states have either exited from or downgraded...

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‘Chalk and talk’ t...

Nov 26, 2014 by

Kevin Donnelly – Seventy teachers from the UK were sent to Shanghai to study classroom methods to investigate why Chinese...

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AFT’s Weingarten on New ...

Nov 26, 2014 by

Statement from American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the Department of Education’s announcement of new...

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How the Common Core Went Wrong

Nov 26, 2014 by

FREDERICK M. HESS - Even before the Common Core State Standards initiative was officially unveiled in June 2010, dozens of states had...

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Ofsted rejects claims schools ...

Nov 26, 2014 by

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has said it is “nonsense” to claim that schools would be criticised by inspectors for...

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Degree apprenticeships launche...

Nov 26, 2014 by

Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a scheme backed by government...

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Higher Ed Racing to Fill Under...

Nov 25, 2014 by

by Lois Elfman – The Affordable Care Act and America’s aging population have created a growing need for primary care providers,...

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‘The danger to a black c...

Nov 25, 2014 by

Rudy Giuliani is doubling down on his controversial comments about ‘black-on-black crime,’ saying he saved thousands of...

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Educational Privilege and Bein...

Nov 25, 2014 by

by Donna Y. Ford – White privilege ― unearned ― is a topic and reality that I grapple with daily. It is everywhere. Yes,...

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Unaccompanied minors bring hop...

Nov 25, 2014 by

By Lillian Mongeau This story also appeared at: Brandon, 18 and a recent immigrant from Guatemala, jumped eagerly into a recent...

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Teaching needs less ideology, ...

Nov 25, 2014 by

Estelle Morris – It would be churlish of me not to give half a cheer for the latest idea from David Laws. The Liberal Democrat...

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Asians get the Ivy League̵...

Nov 25, 2014 by

Glenn Harlan Reynolds – Quotas to keep minorities out of schools were once considered racist and unfair, but colleges think it...

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U.S. Dept. of Education sendin...

Nov 25, 2014 by

The U.S. Department of Education will deploy a team to see Los Angeles Unified School District through its technology crisis....

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Why won’t Jeb Bush step ...

Nov 25, 2014 by

Common Core has now become, in addition to a lightning rod of opposition for people on both sides of the aisle, something fairly...

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Common Core Will Fix the Nonex...

Nov 25, 2014 by

By Neal McCluskey – Walk around a random college campus, and the odds are good the first student you’ll run into will be...

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Private school business rate r...

Nov 25, 2014 by

Independent schools could lose millions in business rate relief under a Labour government unless they worked more closely with state...

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