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The newly named 2013 National Teacher of the Year, who is visiting with President Obama at the White House on Tuesday with other award-winning teachers, is not a big fan of all of Obama's education policy initiatives and believes that some reformers are mischaracterizing America's public schools.
An earlier version You can learn pretty much everything you need to know about the controversial "parent trigger" legislation now before the Florida Legislature by looking at who is for it and who is against it.Read full article >>
Parents and students may not know this, but all of the questions kids have to answer on standardized tests don't actually count. Why? Here to explain is Fred Smith, a testing specialist and consultant, retired as an administrative analyst for the New York City public schools. He is a consultant on testing, educational research and other statistics related to city government, and a member of Change the Stakes, a parent advocacy group. This appeared on the SchoolBook website. In this piece, Smith is talking about the new standardized tests that New York students are now taking which are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and that officials warned will be harder than the old standardized tests used for accountability purposes.Read full article >>