Quotable Quotes: September 1, 2014

** “Education is in something of a Catch-22. If they have standards, there will be dropouts among people who don’t want to do the work to reach the minimum levels. If they don’t have standards, they are just an assembly line and that is bad for...

It’s an Education Fact: 11/12/2013

1) A Thomas B. Fordham Institute estimates that the total cost of implementing the Common Core standards will be between $3 billion and $12 billion depending on which approaches states use. 2) A Scholastic poll of more than 2,000 teachers finds that 75% of them think...

Quotable Education Quotes: 8/19/2013

** “The U.S. Department of Education has a specific role within the federal government, fostering the education and growth of our nation’s students. The coordination of federal education programs, management of education activities, and supplementing...

Quotable Education Quotes: 8/12/2013

**  “Most of my teaching career was spent working with at-risk kids, the ones destined to fail. The scores of my students cannot be compared with the scores of the AP teacher’s students. My students scores should be compared with their previous test scores...

Making Education News: 7/18/2013

1. A recent study found that when math teachers accompany their lessons with hand gestures, students performed better on tests of the material covered.  2. A recent study found that what children know about numbers as they begin first grade plays a big role in...