Here, from education historian and activist Diane Ravitch, the leading figure in the movement against corporate-influenced school reform, is a post with her views about the newly released scores from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which showed that U.S. 15-year-old students have retained their no-better-than-average rankings in math, reading and science. Her latest book is Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. This appeared on her blog.Read full article >>
The D.C. Council gave its tentative but unanimous approval Tuesday to a bill that would funnel extra dollars to public schools serving low-income students and others at risk of academic failure.
It’s not yet clear how much additional money the city’s traditional and charter schools would receive — that’s up to Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) to decide when budget season arrives next year. But there are signs that the investment, meant to help close persistent achievement gaps between poor and affluent children, could be large.Read full article >>
The Learning Network Blog: Text to Text | ‘I Have a Dream’ and ‘The Lasting Power of Dr. King’s Dream Speech’
D.C. Council Member Muriel Bowser introduced a resolution Tuesday calling on the city to improve its struggling traditional middle schools, which have long driven families into charter schools, private schools and the suburbs.Read full article >>
Virginia may get its own state-level results in the next administration of the international test known as PISA, which compares performance in math, science and reading for students around the world.Read full article >>