Tennessee Splits with Measurement Inc After TNReady Issues

Tennessee Splits with Measurement Inc After TNReady Issues(Photo: Jae S. Lee, The Tennessean)
Because of repeated delays that resulted in uncertainty and anger across the state, the Tennessee Department of Education has halted its contract with the company that runs the state’s new TNReady standardized test.
At a news conference, Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the termination of the state’s contract with Measurement, Inc…

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Do we want our children taught by humans or algorithms? | Zoe Williams

If Nicky Morgan won’t listen to teachers, parents need to take action to prevent our schools turning into joyless exam factories, starting with Tuesday’s boycottIt is incredibly hard for a headteacher to shout “rubbish” in a crowded hall while an authority figure is speaking. It is like asking a lung specialist to smoke a cigarette…

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Final Report on 43 Missing Mexican Students Cements Doubt

Final Report on 43 Missing Mexican Students Cements Doubt(Photo: Marco Ugarte, AP)
More information has been released on the 43 Mexican students who disappeared in 2014 in a final report made by the international experts who have been investigating the case for over a year.
The Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (IGEI) panel, which was commissioned by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), found that the official government inquiry into the events surrounding the disappearances is invalid and should be dismissed…

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Interview with Dr. Kozhi Makai, Understanding Culture's Influence on Leadership Styles

Bringing people together in a rapidly changing environment is just one of the challenges of leadership in a world characterized by disruptive technologies, rapid economic reconfiguration, and shifting notions of how we should relate to each other. Dr. Kozhi Makai has studied leadership from many vantage points and today is here to share his unique insights…

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Academic Results Not Tied to School Spending in Michigan, Report Says

Academic Results Not Tied to School Spending in Michigan, Report Says(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons)
A newly-released report from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy finds that there is no statistical correlation between spending on public schools in Michigan and the academic performance of the state’s students.
A large data set was used for the study, titled ”School Spending and Student Achievement in Michigan: What’s the Relationship?” that included detailed spending, standardized test scores, and student demographic information from over 4,000 public schools in the state between 2007 and 2013…

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Live Coverage: EWA 2016

Live Coverage: EWA 2016

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The annual Education Writers Association conference is taking place over the next few days in Boston, so there will be a bunch of livetweeting using the #ewa16 hashtag. For example:
#ewa16 Tweets
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Primary school tests not about pass or fail, Nicky Morgan tells heads

Education secretary booed for accusing questioner of sexism during conference appearance marred by hecklingThe education secretary, Nicky Morgan, was met with derision from headteachers after telling them that new primary school tests were “not about pass or fail”.Morgan’s appearance at the National Association of Head Teachers national conference in Birmingham was punctuated with heckling and sceptical laughter, and came close to degenerating further when Morgan accused a questioner of sexism…

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CV of failures: Princeton professor publishes resume of his career lows

Johannes Haushofer bravely posts document listing degree programs he did not get in to and academic positions he did not getA professor at Princeton University has published a CV listing his career failures on Twitter, in an attempt to “balance the record” and encourage others to keep trying in the face of disappointment…

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Quotes: School Funding As "A Kind Of Mission Creep"

Quotes: School Funding As "A Kind Of Mission Creep"

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Did Mary's mother get arrested the night before? Did Johnny not come with shoes to school? Those aren't to me core issues of education.
Republican Indiana state Rep. Tim Brown in NPR (What Difference Does A Dollar Make?)

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College Affordability Report Highlights Cost of Remedial Courses

College Affordability Report Highlights Cost of Remedial Courses(Photo: Ken Teegardin, Creative Commons)
A newly-released report from Education Reform Now suggests that billions of dollars are being spent each year by families across the country on extra college costs due to high schools graduating students who are unprepared for college life.
The report, “Out of Pocket: The High Cost of Inadequate High Schools and High School Student Achievement on College Affordability,” suggests that despite prerequisite courses, which teach skills that should have been learned in high school and do not offer participants college credit, being taken typically by low-income students and mostly offered at community colleges, most of the cost associated with those courses is handed down to middle-class and upper-income families…

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