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A friend who I had not spoken to in over a decade contacted me to say that she sends a couple of her children to the St. Peter School and thought that I would enjoy paying a visit.
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Prior to becoming president of the College Board in 2012, David Coleman ran Student Achievement Partners, which played a major role in shaping the Common Core curriculum.
The College Board's March 5 announcement that the SAT college-admissions exam will undergo a significant overhaul in 2016 has generated no shortage of commentary, some of it praising the changes as a "democratization" of the test.
Childhood obesity has made it to the forefront of public health issues, both in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
There I was Tuesday morning, scrolling through the comments below a column my colleague Tim Swarens wrote about school testing and the unfortunate remarks made recently in Indianapolis by education historian/education-reform critic Diane Ravitch.
Though measures of long-term academic performance trends are valuable to education policy analysts and policymakers, they have been hard to come by at the state level, where most education policy is made.
You can debate endlessly the value of the SAT, but I wonder whether last week's announced revisions to high school's ponderous ritual is really about nothing more than money.
Bixby Schools says it had no policy in place when parents kept their kids at home during required state testing days.
Suzane Nazir uses a Princeton Review SAT Preparation book to study for the test on March 6, 2014 in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
A fight over education aid and its distribution is likely on its way as controversy continues over implementation of the new federal Common Core standards in New York.
An unusual coalition of Tea Party activists and progressive teachers has developed in opposition to standardized testing.
The nonprofit Network for Public Education, a coalition of education organizations fighting the privatization of public schools, has asked key congressional committees to hold formal hearings on the overuse of high-stakes standardized tests as a result of federal and state laws.
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Everybody loves to hate the SAT, but the breathtaking changes to the 88-year-old college entrance exam unveiled here last week caught just about everybody by surprise.
The General Assembly passed a series of measures aimed at improving the state's treatment of the mentally ill in the wake of an assault on Sen. R. Creigh Deeds by his son.
High stakes accountability testing of public school students is always a topic of great interest, and even though tests do not fully measure what students have learned, they can be used to gauge student progress and to identify academic strengths and weaknesses.