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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Alabamians Ask; Trump Administ...

Jul 11, 2017 by

By Eunie Smith and Deborah Love – Alabama Superintendent Sentance sent a letter June 1, 2017, to Acting Deputy Jason Botel of...

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Social-Emotional Learning is S...

Jul 4, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – This has to be one of the rare times I find myself in agreement with Fordham Institute’s former...

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High School Summer Reading Lis...

Jun 22, 2017 by

That’s one viewpoint that’s not allowed. A teacher at a public high school in Alabama sent his students home with a...

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Belittling Parents and Ignorin...

Jun 7, 2017 by

By Jane Robbins – The Collaborative for Student Success (CSS) recently posted a particularly snarky piece blasting the moms who...

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Overemphasizing Reading as a S...

Jun 1, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Dr. Gary Houchens is a  former teacher, principal, and school district administrator now serves as...

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Report: School-Issued Devices ...

May 26, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – The Electronic Frontier Foundation released a report in April that is a must read for those who are...

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20 PreK-12 Education Programs ...

May 24, 2017 by

WHY TRUMP’S BUDGET ELIMINATES 20 PRE K – 12 EDUCATION PROGRAMS — DUPLICATIVE, NOT NEEDED, NOT SUCCESSFUL, WASTE OF...

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Bill Bennett Doesn’t Kno...

May 16, 2017 by

By Jane Robbins – Former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett is at it again. Even though a self-styled conservative, Bennett...

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