The state of Maryland has developed a new Common Core-aligned “kindergarten readiness assessment” for teachers to administer to young kids to see, rather obviously, if they are “ready” for kindergarten. Now hundreds of kindergarten teachers who used the computer-based test for the first time this fall are pushing back, saying the assessment is not appropriate and won’t help them teach.Read full article >>
A program run by the Big Apple Circus features plenty of clowning around, but also a strong focus on learning life skills.
The first wave of admission decisions is in for the Class of 2019.Here are admission rates for the early round at some highly selective schools. We’ll update as we get more data. These are culled from news releases.Read full article >>
Last week, Mississippi was passed over for a federal preschool grant that would have tripled the number of children enrolled in early-education classes in four years, according to the state’s application.
When a student decides to declare Santa a fraud, there’s little a teacher or parent can do.
What is your reaction to the change in policy? Do you support the United States normalizing relations with Cuba? Why?
Here are six paragraphs from a Dec. 16 article, “Goodbye, Nation. Goodbye, Blowhard Self.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
University of Virginia administrators said Wednesday that the findings of an outside review of sexual assaults on campus will be made public when the investigation is completed.A statement issued Wednesday by Board of Visitors Rector George K. Martin said that the Washington law firm O’Melveny & Myers will serve as an independent counsel to review the university’s sexual assault policies and procedures. Martin said that when the investigation is completed, the findings of the independent counsel will be publicly available.Read full article >>
Whoever replaces Dr. King will have to juggle issues like the Common Core standards, teacher evaluation and training, and charter schools.
A principal who has been running Northern Virginia’s first charter school without proper credentials has moved closer to obtaining a state license. Barbara Smith was hired in the spring to lead Middleburg Community Charter School in Loudoun County and applied for a principal’s license. But she faced challenges because she is not technically employed by Loudoun’s public school system and earned her education credentials in Canada.Read full article >>