It’s an Education Fact: 9/10/2013

1) An AP-NORC poll finds that 61% of parents think their kids take the right number of standardized tests; 26% think they take too many. Also, 56% said classroom observations should be part of a teacher’s evaluation, 74% want districts to help struggling...

It’s an Education Fact: 9/4/2013

1) A SmartBrief on EdTech found that 53% of respondents said their school or district has adequate technology in place to implement Common Core and its online assessments; 43% said they are not tech-ready. 2) Researchers find that math teachers are “moderately...

The Common Core Standards: A Summer 2013 Update

Introduced in draft form in 2009, the Common Core Standards are on their way to schools across the country, ready or not. This large scale education reform was initiated by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers...

Making Common Core News: 7/25/2013

1.  More than one million students across the country have participated in a pilot of the math and English/language arts SBAC and PARCC Common Core standardized tests to help prepare teachers for when they really count. 2.  The Next Generation Science Standards have...