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With the standards and accountability movement in education, along with its hyper-focus on testing, recess has become a luxury instead of a necessity for elementary school students.
Both chambers of the Iowa Legislature in bipartisan fashion rejected the Iowa Department of Education’s choice for a statewide assessment in favor of one developed by the University of Iowa’s Iowa Testing Program.
The White House announced that President Donald Trump's school security plan also includes a review of FERPA to "determine if any changes or clarifications are needed to improve coordination between mental health and other healthcare professionals, school officials, and law enforcement personnel."
Education Week published an article this week about how Google has taken over the classroom over the last five years. This raises student data privacy concerns.
Jane Robbins: Deeper scrutiny is needed to uncover how federal involvement with school policies played out in Broward County. But what we do know suggests substantial – and ultimately harmful – efforts to appease the federal government with respect to school discipline.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos cited the flexibility of the Every School Succeeds Act (ESSA) speaking at a Council of Chief State School Officers’ gathering, while at the same time, complained about the state plans she has approved just met the “bare minimum.”
The square root symbol, in the past some high school students may have felt dread in the pit of their stomachs when they saw this symbol. Before it was due to a student struggling with math, but not anymore.
HF 2317, a bill that would make the Iowa Academic Standards voluntary for public schools and accredited non-public schools and HSB 651, a bill that would expand school choice in Iowa, died in the Iowa House Education Committee without a vote.
U.S. schooling has been subject to frenzied reform efforts for at least a century. Yet only about 1 percent of U.S. grade schools use direct instruction, one of the best-proven methods.
The Incredibles 2 trailer made a veiled reference to Common Core math as Mr. Incredible struggles to help his son, Dash, with his math homework.
President Donald Trump released his proposed FY19 budget this week and it proposes cutting $8.1 billion from the U.S. Department of Education’s discretionary spending compared to what the department received from the annualized FY18 continuing resolutions.
HSB 651, the Iowa Student Opportunities Act, was introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill would create an educations savings grant program and a new charter school program to expand school choice for Iowa's public school families.
By its nature, personalized learning is never personal.
Shane Vander Hart and J.R. Wilson: Spring assessments are right around the corner so parents who want to opt their kids out should start that process now. Here are five tips that will help you refuse the test.
The U.S. Department of Education promotes the idea of social-emotional learning for educators on their website through a guest article from the 2016 Washington State School Counselor of the Year.