This week we talk about the misuse of standardized testing in Maine, Pennsylvania and Washington, and the decision in Massachusetts not to advance new charter schools.
Educators share their stories about what the current ESEA legislation has meant for their students and schools.
Check out four ways you can help ensure that the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) includes time to learn and creates opportunity for all students.
“We have to have an educator voice. You can’t make good education policy with a real classroom perspective.”
California science teacher Michael Towne discusses reauthorization of ESEA and providing opportunity for all students.
“I want to advocate for my students because they care so much about learning, and they have really big dreams. They want to do things like be president or be doctors, and it’s really important that they be given the resources they need to be successful.”
“A child’s chances for success should not depend on living in the right zip code.”
Educators and parents share their stories of overtesting in the classroom.
This week we talk about Gov. Kasich’s education funding issues in Ohio, the newly nominated Commissioner of Education in New Jersey, the unveiling of the new sculpture honoring Sandy Hook victims in Connecticut and feature a petition on teacher evaluations in Washington.
Lawmakers look for useful insight in getting educators ready for the classroom