For some time now, we’ve been watching kindergarten classrooms turn from places where kids learn by playing into places devoted to academics where there is sometimes no time for recess, naps, snacks or much fun. The Common Core includes standards for kindergartners, which you can see here, that many child development experts say are inappropriate for young children. And now we are seeing the spread of “checklists” that young children are supposed to complete that apparently ensure that they are “college- and career-ready.”Read full article >>
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Montgomery County’s interim superintendent has told principals to plan for 370 fewer school-based positions next year than previously projected as the school system anticipates a budget shortfall, a move that could increase some class sizes.Read full article >>
As Congress debates how to best distribute federal funds to help states educate poor children, a new brief from the Center for American Progress argues that the current program, known as Title 1, has structural flaws that undermine its purpose.Read full article >>
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For well over a dozen years high-stakes standardized testing has become a hallmark of modern school reform, so much so that an anti-testing rebellion has erupted around the country among parents, students and educators. Even some of testing’s strongest proponents now say it is time to scale back on the number of assessments students must take.Read full article >>
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