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A Different Approach to Settin...

Sep 14, 2018 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Photo Credit: J. Sanna (CC-By-2.0) I just received EdChoice’s report, Rethinking Regulation: Overseeing...

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Civic Engagement Is Not Civics...

Aug 10, 2018 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Photo Credit: Lorie Shaull (CC-By-SA 2.0) 8.10.18 – Truth in American Education   [COMMENTS FROM DONNA...

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Yet Another Billionaire Philan...

Jun 14, 2018 by

By Shane Vander Hart – T. Denny Sanford Last week, Long Island Business News reported that yet another billionaire...

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(Video) Duke Pesta & Sand...

Jun 12, 2018 by

By Shane Vander Hart – FreedomProject Media last week released their third video with Dr. Duke Pesta and Dr. Sandra Stotsky....

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Five Problems With Shifting to...

May 23, 2018 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Former executive director for the Gates Foundation, Tom Vander Ark, wrote a piece for Forbes that...

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238 Education Data Bills Hit S...

May 15, 2018 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Data Quality Campaign (not our ally in the fight against data mining) provided a snapshot of the number...

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Parents, Be Wary of “Dig...

May 7, 2018 by

The psychological experiment that publisher Pearson conducted on unsuspecting college students last year has stirred up a controversy...

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Trump’s FY19 Education B...

Feb 14, 2018 by

By Shane Vander Hart – President Donald Trump released his proposed FY19 budget this week and it proposes cutting $8.1 billion...

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An Open Letter to New Hampshir...

Jan 8, 2018 by

Commissioner Edelblut: Please take a look at an article that was recently posted in regard to the Smarter Balanced Assessment  (SBA)...

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Team Jeb! Grows Bigger and Str...

Jan 3, 2018 by

By Jane Robbins – Team Jeb! grows bigger and stronger at the U.S. Department of Education (USED). The key position of assistant...

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Personalized Learning’s ...

Dec 22, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – The Atlantic featured a sponsored post called “The K-12 Classroom Experience in the Age of Personalized...

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FEPA Gives Bureaucrats, Privat...

Nov 29, 2017 by

By Jane Robbins – Consider the data housed in the U.S. Department of Education (USED) by virtue of FAFSA. The Foundations for...

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Maryland Delays Requiring Stud...

Nov 4, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Maryland, like just about every state, has seen disappointing results from their Common Core-aligned...

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The Big Congressional Data Gra...

Nov 2, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Foundations for...

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With New MCAS-PARCC Hybrid Hal...

Oct 3, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Common Core is so rigorous! It’s going to help prepare students for college and career! We’ll see higher...

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Rhode Island Introduces a New ...

Sep 6, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Back in April, Rhode Island decided to dump PARCC. They partnered with Massachusetts to develop their...

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New Poll Finds Most Americans ...

Sep 2, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – 92 percent of Americans support after-school programs. The 49th Annual PDK Poll of the Public’s...

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Not Going to Hold My Breath Th...

Aug 14, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Following up on Wednesday’s article about the Alabama State Board of Education. They met on Thursday and...

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Common Core Does Not Help Kids...

Aug 6, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Dana Goldstein in The New York Times on Wednesday wrote an article entitled “Why Kids Can’t Write.” Poor...

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A Case Against the Next Genera...

Jul 14, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Ann Marie Banfield with Cornerstone Action in New Hampshire wrote an excellent letter to her local...

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