<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.

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