The D.C. State Board of Education has three new members that will start in January.
In Ward 3, Ruth Wattenberg will take the seat vacated by Laura Slover. Wattenberg, an education policy consultant, won with just over 7,100 votes.Read full article >>
In a white-hot battle in California that is considered a proxy fight for deep national divisions in the Democratic Party over education, Tom Torlakson was narrowly reelected as the state’s schools superintendent, beating back Marshall Tuck by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent.Read full article >>
When compared with peers in regular classes, students who got high scores on state tests got more out of gifted classes than high-IQ students did.
This is because they are hard workers who responded to increased teacher demands, while the high-IQ kids didn’t care so much, according to an intriguing new study by David Card of the University of California at Berkeley and Laura Giuliano of the University of Miami, called “Does Gifted Education Work? For Which Students?”Read full article >>