Testing is a part of life. Doctors, nurses, teachers, mechanics, and airline pilots all had to pass tests to succeed—and each time we board an airplane, we’re thankful those tests exist. That’s why being able to learn and absorb information and then reflect that knowledge on a test is so important, no matter what career path you choose.
Foundation for Excellence in Education Senior Advisor of Policy and Research Dr. Matthew Ladner posted a piece this morning on Jay P. Greene’s Blog in regards to today’s Wall Street Journal article on Education Savings Accounts.
There truly is no greater joy in the world than watching a child be successful and knowing that YOU helped make it happen.
Our responsibility as educators is to prepare students for the future. But based on how most schools utilize technology today, current students will be prepared for the past, at best.
Apparently at the Justice Department, information gathering includes an injunction to shut down the program you’re interested in.
For those who argue that the standards are too tough, the BASIS Charter Schools set their goals even higher. Common Core should represent the floor in our schools, not the ceiling.
Fewer than 30 percent of low-income students enrolled in North Carolina public schools are proficient in math and reading.
Kids who master the content of a course – truly master it as measured by a rigorous assessment – shouldn’t have to stay with the pack.
Ohio students have made modest progress the past several years. But that still means that only about 40 percent of fourth- and eighth-grade students are proficient in English and math, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Last month, Governor Bush and members of the Foundation for Excellence in Education had the opportunity to visit two sensational schools: Nizoni Elementary School in New Mexico and Advanced Technologies Academy (A-Tech) in Nevada.