Here are highlights of the newly released 2012 scores from the Program of International Student Assessment, an exam given every three years to 15 year olds around the world in reading, math and science. In this administration of PISA, 65 countries and education systems participated. Connecticut, Florida, and Massachusetts each participated for the first time as international benchmarking systems and received separate scores.Read full article >>
Finland has for years been a leader in education, scoring at or near the top of international assessments and capturing the attention of the world for its successful approach to education. But Finland is no longer at the top of international test rankings (though they haven’t fallen very far), as newly released results from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment show. Are Finnish schools slipping? By what measure? Why?Read full article >>
The D.C. Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to allow the Lab School of Washington, a private school for students with disabilities, to extend its lease on an old public school building in Northwest Washington.Read full article >>
The Goucher College professor handed out an essay question one fall evening to an unusual group of political science students, an assignment meant to draw out their views on the health of American democracy in its third century.Read full article >>
Celebrate Repeal Day — Prohibition Resources
Students will learn about the background of the 18th Amendment, the individuals who fought for and against Prohibition, and its eventual repeal — on December 5, 1933. They will learn about the roles of historical figures from the era by taking on their identities for a dinner party and use their new knowledge in a game of Prohibition Pictionary. Download the complete lesson plan for free today!