Making News in Education Circles

A few noteworthy happenings in education: 1. As of December 10, the Every Student Succeed Act replaced the No Child Left Behind Law of 2001. 2. Under ESSA, all those hard-won Arne Duncan/Obama state waivers will be null and void as of August 1, 2016 when ESSA is fully...

It’s an Education Fact: 12/5/2013

1) 8 states have already adopted the Next Generation Science Standards. 2) 35 states and D.C. require student achievement to be a significant or most important factor in teacher evaluation. 44 states require classroom observations be added, too, and 19 states and D.C....

Making Education News: 11/14/2013

1.  Education Secretary Arne Duncan who has spent nearly $100 billion in stimulus money and used his own authority to approve No Child Left Behind waivers, may, it’s said, be finally losing some of his power. 2.  The U.S. Depart,Department of Education has...

Education in the News: 9/12/2013

1. Apparently, Obama is skirting Congress and funding his universal pre-K through Obamacare, since raising tobacco taxes seems unlikely. 2. Already pinched for funding, our public schools boards are trying to avoid providing health care benefits to substitutes and...

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...