King County Journal
by Jamie Swift Journal Reporter
Eliminating holiday celebrations and recess might seem a tad extreme -- even cruel, really -- but new state and federal learning standards are putting pressure on teachers to make every minute count in the classroom.
Teachers today must teach well, and they must teach fast. Guidelines handed down by the government in recent years are placing a premium on grade-level standards, an increased focus on testing, and a high...
The Westport school system's testing coordinator has cautioned the Westport Board of Education (BOE) against making damaging comparisons between the performance of Staples on the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) with that of the other schools in the district's Education Reference Group (ERG-A).
At the BOE meeting Monday, Frank Corbo said that the CAPT was never intended to be used for such comparisons,...
Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror
By Catherine Fahy I&M Staff Writer
Read every day. This is the one simple, yet most significant step parents, teachers and students can take towards improving Nantuckets MCAS scores, according to Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Marcia Evans. It does not, however, addresss how to im prove math scores on the MCAS.
(Students) need to read every day, the more they read the better readers they become, Evans said at Tuesday nights School Committ...
Teachers mobilized last Wednesday in "house parties across the country to urge everyone to contact their Congressional representatives today in a national call-in day. Callers should demand full funding and improvements by way of amendment to the No Child Left Behind Act.
In Burlingame last Wednesday, local teachers gathered in the California Teachers Association (CTA) headquarters in a large meeting room that was decked out with fest...