I recently posted a piece, headlined “How New York’s education commissioner blew it big time,” by award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York about John King’s difficult efforts to try to sell the Common Core State Standards to the public. Here’s a follow-up which looks more deeply at the use of data in the state’s reform program and the growing divide between King’s reform policies, rhetoric and implementation.Read full article >>
Neil Gaiman is the terrific award-winning British author of short fiction, comic books, graphic novels, audio theater, films and novels for various ages, including Stardust , Americans Gods and Coraline , and the The Graveyard Book. Who would think that this man would be a good choice for U.S. education secretary? Paul Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina, does, and in this post he explains. The full version of the post can be found on his blog, The Becoming Radical.Read full article >>
Washington and Lee University’s president on Friday publicly endorsed a report that found no evidence of impropriety in how the school counts annual applications for admission.
But Kenneth P. Ruscio, the president, said the liberal arts school in Lexington, Va., will take steps to clarify its counting procedures.Read full article >>