California just released its third round of scores on new, tougher standardized tests, and now the state is on the hook.
Is California’s commitment to school accountability dead? Probably not, but it’s certainly withering.
One of the less heralded – albeit, one of the more important – of the many clashes between Sacramento and Washington these days has to do with accountability for educating the state’s 6-plus million K-12 students.
When Shirley Weber and her siblings fled this place as children in 1951 on a midnight train bound for California, their destination seemed so distant and unfamiliar to the relatives who stayed behind that they called the state a foreign land. As Weber stood at the edge of her family’s 100-acre farm on a recent visit, her […]
Teachers can tell when they are effective. In my first year as a special education teacher in a pre-kindergarten setting, the signs were small but profound — a nonverbal student who started to greet me in the mornings, a student who didn’t know how to hold a pencil properly who learned to write full sentences […]