Here’s a video showing what happened in Towson, Md., last week when parent Robert Small of Ellicott City interrupted Baltimore County School Superintendent Dallas Dance and complained about the Common Core State Standards.Read full article >>
The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Giant Sinkhole Continues to Grow, Unsettling a Small Town
Do you ever read a report and wonder who wrote it and why they didn't get a good editor?
I bring this up in regard to the U.S. Education Department's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-18. (By the way you have until Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, to submit comments to the department. You can listen to a video about the plan here, or read it here.)Read full article >>
District education officials defended their decision to score the city’s 2013 standardized tests in a way that yielded gains in both math and reading, arguing Thursday at a D.C. Council hearing that it was the best way to demonstrate student progress as compared with prior years.Read full article >>
Two private universities in the District of Columbia this month announced landmark donations. Trinity Washington University will receive $10 million for a new academic building, and Georgetown University will receive $100 million for a new school of public policy.Read full article >>
The 2013 SAT scores are out and states around the country are either crowing or crying over the results. They shouldn’t expend the energy.
Virginia, for example, is thrilled that students there got the highest scores ever on the exam, and officials are crediting the improvement on school reform. Maryland is unhappy about seeing a drop in scores for the third straight year but you won’t hear officials blaming their reform efforts.Read full article >>