By Teachers, For Teachers
Two groups of states are working on creating alternate assessments for students with severe cognitive disabilities.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that three more states would be given permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law in favor of their own school improvement plans.
Educators from across the Wilson County School District want to start a discussion about what can be done to change the district's Accelerated Reader policy and what can be done to generate interest among middle school students in reading.
Graduating from high school, it's all too likely that a student can't read, can't do basic math, or expect to succeed as a community college freshman -- or in the workplace, or in life.
Some Providence, Rhode Island high school students are complaining that the state is testing them on subjects they have not been taught.
A panel rules that a NYC teacher shouldn't have been fired for ranting on Facebook that she "hated" her students.
Budget woes forced a Michigan school district to lay off most of its staff, including teachers, and cut benefits.
The critical need to translate education research into practice is not lost on members of the American Educational Research Association, the primary conduit for taking education theory from the lab and moving it into the classroom. What they are talking about now will likely wind up as fodder in education-policy debates in the near future.
School districts across several states are rescheduling high-stakes tests that judge student proficiency and even determine teachers' pay because of technical problems involving the test administrators' computer systems.