Measures of Academic Progress assessments are fairly recent entrants to the wide world of standardized achievement tests but have quickly become the norm due to their deceptively simple yet effective ways to gauge student performance and inherent abilities. Like all other...
Digital classroom tools like computers, tablets and smartphones offer exciting opportunities to deepen learning through creativity, collaboration and connection, but those very devices can also be distracting to students.
California has done it again. The state's lawmakers approved a bill which permits public K-12 schools to allow transgender students who feel like they belong in the opposite sex to choose which restrooms and locker-rooms they use....
The research is irrefutable: Children who don't learn to read proficiently by the third grade face nearly insurmountable challenges not only in their next decade of schooling but also into their adult lives. The mounting evidence clearly linking the ability to read well...
Faced with mounting evidence that get-tough policies in schools are leading to arrest records, low academic achievement and high dropout rates that especially affect minority students, cities and school districts around the country are rethinking their approach to minor...
Matthew Farber, a social studies teacher and educational technology adjunct pursuing an Ed.D., writes: "'I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.' — Steve Jobs. The quote is on the homepage of the...
Ten years into the No Child Left Behind accountability standards, the backlash is gaining momentum. In New York, a growing number of parents are discovering that, as state standardized tests become a prominent part of the curriculum,...
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