The volume of high-school-equivalency testing dropped by half in 2014 after the General Educational Development exam was revised to align with the common-core standards.
Here are several paragraphs from the July 11 article “Your Move, Their Headache.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?
This is the last of five posts I am publishing this week by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, all dedicated to reading and based on his new book, “Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.” The first post asked and answered the question of whether the Common Core State Standards could be boost reading comprehension. The second post asked and answered if reading comprehension can be taught. The third explained why kids lose interest in reading for pleasure as they get older. The fourth asked and answered whether students should read for pleasure in school.Read full article >>
Fernando Umanzor and Abreham Gebre have lived parallel lives.Both came to the United States when they were 4, one from El Salvador, the other from Ethiopia. They grew up attending D.C. public schools, striving to learn English while their parents worked hourly-wage jobs in office buildings, restaurants or hotels and pushed them to excel in school. By the time they were high school seniors, they were ranked second and third in their class at Columbia Heights Education Campus.Read full article >>
Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan calls for one entity to manage debt and another to oversee day-to-day school operations.
Saying he was “not comfortable” with the original seven-year prison terms he imposed, Judge Jerry W. Baxter cut them to three years.
Deborah Delisle, a top-ranking official at the Education Department responsible for issuing waivers that have freed nearly every state and the District from the most onerous requirements of federal education law, is leaving her job as assistant secretary of education.Read full article >>
An Atlanta judge on Thursday reduced the sentences of three former school administrators convicted of participating in a widespread test-cheating scandal, saying he was uncomfortable with the stiff sentences he handed down earlier this month.Read full article >>