U.S. Senate prepares new legislation regarding ESEA, or No Child Left Behind, after July 4th recess.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signs on to common-sense changes to state assessments that recognize students are more than a test score.
This week we talk worker rights in IL, charter accountability in CT, MI’s incoming school board and MA’s Less Testing, More Learning week of action
Let me be very clear: decisions about how to assess students with disabilities ought to be made at the school level by the dedicated team of educators who work with that student and their parents.
“States and districts don’t need new federal mandates on education; we just need better ones. Educating young people is not a one size fits all proposition.”
“As the son of a tenant farmer, I know that education is only valid in its passport from poverty, the only valid passport.” – President Lyndon Johnson on the passage of ESEA
“We spend more time worrying how to fire teachers, and we don’t spend enough time figuring out how to support teachers in difficult circumstances.”
When No Child Left Behind was passed, “we advocated then, but we weren’t listened to. We knew that you cannot base school quality on a single test score alone, and you cannot get a full picture of what a student knows based on a test score. “
As the backlash against standardized testing intensifies and Congress begins rewriting ESEA, Anya Kamenetz’s book couldn’t arrive at a better time.
Missouri technical education teacher David Hope talks to Congress about the importance of funding quality education programs and the harm of overtesting.