In the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff category: A fourth grader with severe epilepsy being screened at a hospital for possible brain surgery was lying in bed when a teacher walked in and asked him to take a New York State high-stakes standardized test.
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Duke University just pulled out of an online learning initiative with other elite schools because some Duke professors voted against awarding credit for the classes.Read full article >>
Collaboration in schools is not a big topic in the national education discussion, and that's unfortunate, because it's a key to effective schools. Here's a post on how and why by Greg Anrig, vice president for policy and programs at The Century Foundation, a nonprofit public research organization based in Washington D.C. He is the author of the new e-book, "Beyond the Education Wars: Evidence That Collaboration Builds Effective Schools," which looks at how struggling schools make improvements by collaboration between labor and management.
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A new debate about whether computers can really edit essay tests is really about how writing can best be graded. Here to delve into that issue is Doug Hesse, professor and executive director of writing at The University of Denver. He is co-author (with Lynn Troyka) of "The Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers" and of "Creating Nonfiction" (with Becky Bradway). He is also a past chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication and a past president of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) announced Wednesday that he will create a “Teacher Cabinet” of advisers to influence high-level decisions that affect public schools.
The teachers who will comprise most of the cabinet will be charged with developing recommendations for new ways to engage parents and close achievement gaps, and they will work on methods for improving the collaboration between public schools, colleges and workplaces.Read full article >>
Here is the text of a speech (as prepared for delivery) that Education Secretary Arne Duncan gave this week to the American Educational Research Association, meeting in San Francisco.
Duncan addresses growing criticism of high-stakes standardized tests, among other subjects.Read full article >>