West Chester School District Superintendent Pressures State To Re-Evaluate Keystone ExamsThe Keystone exams were created in response to 'No Child Left Behind.' Jim Scanlon, Superintendent of the West Chester School District, sent a letter to parents recently, criticizing the Keystone Exams.
Education In The News In 2014Looking back at the world of education in 2014, there was much activity. Some progress was made but there's still room for improvement.
<em>The Teacher Wars</em> Among Year's Best BooksDana Goldstein writes in her new book that teachers are poorly trained to flatten social, racial and economic barriers and their pay is "pathetic".
'Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing EducationSince Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
Lawmakers Repealing Common Core StandardsCommon Core standards have been adopted by almost every state as a way of ensuring standards in schools nationwide. But now some states are doing an about face.
New Jersey Becomes First State To Require Arts In EducationNew Jersey is believed to be the first state in the nation to include visual and performing arts among the items it tracks in its annual education report card.
Pa. Wins Partial Waiver Of No Child Left Behind The U.S. Education Department granted Pennsylvania a partial waiver from the No Child Left Behind school evaluation law Tuesday, giving state officials the flexibility to develop alternatives they say will yield more meaningful assessments of schools and students.
The Trouble With Testing ManiaFor a broad view of our troubles in education, read <em>The New York Times</em> editorial "The Trouble With Testing Mania.”
More Parents Removing Kids from Standardized Testing in Pennsylvania SchoolsAnd this so-called "opt out" movement is part of a growing national trend.
With Balloons and Cheers, Philadelphia School Gets Kids Hyped For PSSA TestingThis was not your normal pep rally, not by a long shot.
Some Parents Opt-Out Kids From Pennsylvania School Tests Opting out is extremely unusual in Pennsylvania: Only 260 out of about 932,000 students were excused from the math and reading PSSAs last year; an even lower number opted out of the science exam, according to the state Education Department.
The Year In EducationLooking back on the past year much has happened on the education scene.