No Retreat from Common Core Standards for New York

There will be no retreat from Common Core standards for New York, according to state education commissioner John B. King, Jr. King has weathered continuing criticism over the  new standardized tests and learning standards.  He stated that “we’re not retreating” and...

ACT Assessments are Beginning This Month

A new suite of ACT assessments are beginning this month, starting in Alabama where state officials are warning that they are not meant to rank schools or assess teachers.  Alabama State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice cautioned today that the new assessments...

Parents Learn New Ways to Solve Math Problems

Some teachers have found that the best strategy for encouraging students is to have parents learn new ways to solve math problems as well. In Josh Yother’s classroom, students can spend more than 40 minutes on a single math problem. Today’s topic is...

Common Core Field Testing

More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools soon will begin Common Core field testing, in order to measure how well the standards are doing and evaluate the tests themselves. Field testing begins this coming week in 36 states and the District of Columbia on assessments...