Monthly Archives: October 2013

Texas 8th Graders’ Scores Shine on International Level

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has noted the strong performance of Texas 8th graders in an inaugural study linking national and international assessments. Initiated by the National Center for Education Statistics, this 2011 study has linked the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scale to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) scale.
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The failures of for-profit K-12 schools

BY VALERIE STRAUSS October 4, 2013 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Here’s a smart look at the spotty record of for-profit schools, by Larry Cuban, a high school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA), and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years..
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Do American public schools really stink? Maybe not

By: Stephanie Simon September 21, 2013 05:12 PM EDT The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is in crisis. Our students are falling further and further behind.The rhetoric comes from the left and right, from educators and politicians and lobbyists and CEOs and even Education Secretary.
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