We applaud the efforts of Hampshire College, which has banned SAT or ACT scores for student applicants. The college isn’t ranked anymore as a result.
We pause briefly to remember the souls of 43 students who were studying to become teachers in Mexico until police abducted them.
A national poll finds most Americans, more Republicans than Democrats and more Whites than Blacks, opposed teacher tenure.
Pope Francis makes a historic visit to the US, and schools are filled with anticipation that this former teacher will inspire them.
Some parents in Calif. say it was illegal for their kids’ school district not to notify them they had the right to opt out of state tests.
A new tool, a College Scorecard, for comparing the earning potential and debt incurred from attending different colleges, was announced last week.
The Seattle teachers’ union has suspended a strike that will, assuming teachers ratify a deal, have lasted 6 days.
Seattle teachers went on strike Wednesday, Sept 9, which was supposed to be the first day of school for about 52,000 students.
Common Core test scores will be released soon. The data may look good, but it tells us very little about our schools & teachers.
Research suggest starting high school as late as 10 or 11 AM. A compromise would be not starting class while students are still asleep.