More Testing – More Data – More Profit

Agency Information Collection Activities: Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016-2017 Recruitment for Item Validation and Operational Field Tests Abstract: The Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016-2017 is the first study sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics , within the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, to follow a nationally-representative […]

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Forgotten But Not Gone

While testing for ELA and Math have ended the Federal government is prepared to spend more money on creating assessments that will have no bearing on our children’s academic success or teacher proficiency yet will be used to determine both. From the Federal Register: Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grant […]

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Educating The Heart And Mind – The Solution To The Crisis In Education

Sir Ken Robinson, in advocating for change in education says, “Since I entered education . . at the age of four.” A poor system of education is responsible for dropout rates, disassociation, suicide rates, unemployment, and incarceration. “Education is meant to be the process by which we engage people in their fullness to give them […]

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Mistakes, Dancing And Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson, a children’s advocate for excellent education, spoke to a TED audience saying, “If you’re not prepared to be wrong you’ll never come up with anything original. By the time they get to be adults, most kids have lost that capacity. They become frightened of being wrong.” “We are now running national education […]

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Now What?

Chalkbeat reports, “U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday that the federal government is obligated to intervene if states fail to address the rising number of students who are boycotting mandated annual exams.” The article continues, “A federal education department spokeswoman said last week that the agency could withhold funding from states if some of […]

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Rebellion vs Revolution

Rebellion: An effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country by the use of protest or violence: open opposition toward a person or group in authority: refusal to obey rules or accept normal standards of behavior. Merriam-Webster Revolution: The usually violent attempt by many people to end the rule of […]

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