Teens Protesting Statewide Tests

A massive protest brought testing under fire, as a boycott of over 1500 teens protestingexcessive testing refused to take science and social studies statewide tests.  The protest was to call attention to how much time is spent on standardized testing. In Boulder...

Parents Refusing to Allow Standardized Testing

Should parents be able to pull kids out of testing? http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/education/2014/10/01/parents-able-pull-kids-testing/16562073/ With some parents refusing to allow standardized testing of their children, the Parent Teacher Association is...

Teacher Coaches Help With State Assessments

Schools are finding that their state accountability ratings improve when teacher coaches help with state assessments, providing mentorship and instructional and classroom-management techniques to teachers. Principal Debbie Sims began using teacher coaches this year in...

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...