ExcelinEd believes that all children can learn, all children should be learning a year’s worth of knowledge in a year, and a parent knows which learning environment is best for their child.
Tests need to serve a purpose and not simply take up valuable classroom time. It’s refreshing to see that some districts are reviewing their local tests. And we would encourage the state to also do a review to see if there are duplicative tests that could be eliminated.
My daughter isn’t the only one who learned a lesson. I began to appreciate that the best way to engage kids is to challenge them, that earned self-esteem lasts a lifetime.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. For students with Down syndrome and other special needs, communicating through traditional assistive technology can be both limiting and frustrating. Several recent advances have sought to remedy this issue by providing the foundation for personal and specialized learning.
Take a moment to say thank you and #GiveAGoldStar to the teachers who have impacted your life – those who have inspired and influenced you or your child. Together, let’s spread the word and #GiveAGoldStar to America’s teachers!
The report is based on a limited set of data for only a handful of cherry-picked states and misses the mark when it comes to Florida’s accountability system.
Unfortunately, these practices of kicking the can down the road and lowering our expectations for what our children can learn and do only hurts their self-esteem when they rapidly fall behind their classmates or can’t find a job. More than 7 out of 10 prison inmates are functionally illiterate. More than 8 out of 10 high school dropouts were struggling readers by third grade. Our education system has failed them.
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Mark your calendars to join Governor Jeb Bush and ExcelinEd on November 20-21 for our 7th annual National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C.!
We are two weeks into ExcelinEd’s My School Information Design Challenge, with the goal of making state report cards on schools more useful to parents, teachers, policymakers, and the broader community.