The owner of the SAT college-entrance exam, which has been plagued by a raft of cheating incidents overseas, outlined new security measures but stopped short of remedying the test’s biggest vulnerability.
Research shows states and districts are expanding [Opens in New Window]Advanced Placement access and success for public high school students, including efforts to secure funding for low-income students via new funding sources.
School officials nationwide dodge accountability ratings by steering low achievers to alternative programs. In Orlando, Florida, the nation’s tenth-largest district, thousands of students who leave alternative charters run by a for-profit company aren’t counted as dropouts.
One court decision has been the guiding force on educating illegal immigrants in the United States for 35 years, and as it remains, taxpayers having to pick up the tab for illegal immigrant students is the law.
How do U.S. students compare with their peers around the world? Recently released data from international math and science assessments indicate that U.S. students continue to rank around the middle of the pack, and behind many other advanced industrial nations.
The issue of teacher licensure reciprocity usually doesn’t draw big headlines or much political engagement, but research evidence, surveys, and interviews suggest that teachers are often limited in their ability to move between states — often for little good reason and to the detriment of student achievement.
School leaders and teachers struggle to find the right education technology to suit their needs. Education technology makers can’t figure out exactly what schools need – or if their products can work as intended.
Comedian Jo Firestone stopped by The Tonight Show in character as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos”to apologize for typos that appeared on the Department of Education’s Twitter feed earlier this week.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has called charter school expansion “part of a coordinated national effort to decimate public schooling.” But in October, the union leader was at a charter school in Chicago, fighting for its teachers.