Truth And Justice

“Spending on incarceration v. education tells the tale of our broken political system’s misguided priorities” by David Sheridan, appeared in Education Votes. In his article, Sheridan reports, “State and local spending on prisons and jails has grown three times as much as spending on K-12 public schools over the past three decades. This is the […]

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The Federal Bureau Of Collections

It’s time to gear up for another round of data collection. From the Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017-18 (MGLS:2017) Operational Field Test (OFT) and Recruitment for Main Study Base-year Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National […]

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An Educated Opinion

The Washington Post published this article, “Donald Trump Jr. trashes U.S. public schools (though he didn’t attend one)” By Valerie Strauss. In that article she states, “Donald Trump Jr. doesn’t think much of American public schools — even though he never attended one.” Why would he need to attend public school in order to have […]

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What The World Needs Now

In an article in the Sunday New York Times by Diane Ravitch, “The Common Core Costs Billions and Hurts Students” Ms. Ravitch states, “. . . policy makers encouraged the firing of thousands of teachers and the closing of thousands of low-scoring public schools, mostly in poor black and Hispanic neighborhoods. . .” “. . […]

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Time To Register

From the Federal Register: Final Priority and Requirements-Technical Assistance on State Data Collection Program-Targeted and Intensive Technical Assistance to States on the Analysis and Use of Formative and Summative Assessment Data To Support Implementation of States’ Identified Measurable Result(s) Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection program is to […]

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More Core Training

The D&C reports Ms.Deane-Williams, “. . . was first approached about the Rochester job (as superintendent) about three weeks ago, she said — after the board’s negotiations with Ithaca Superintendent Luvelle Brown fell through. “This presents an opportunity for me to join a system that is well on its way to building bridges and … […]

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