"Students, parents and administrators often make a fuss about snow days, but it's really individual absences that affect learning, according to a new study." School closings for snow "have no effect at all on student achievement for the sample...
"Lawmakers in Oklahoma recently joined officials in Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Nebraska, Tennessee and elsewhere in trying to prohibit high schools in their states from adopting the new American history Advanced Placement exams."
“'We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.' • John F. Kennedy issued this call at Rice University to encourage Americans to support the first manned mission to the moon in 1962. His powerful words ushered in a new era of space exploration that stretched Americans’ thinking and capacity to innovate. Since then, the U.S. manned space program has been constantly evolving. From the Apollo program to the Space Shuttle program to the International Space Station, NASA has been pushing the impossible further and further from Earth. Unless NASA changes its thinking and way of doing things, however, these manned missions may have reached their limit."
Defending the Early Years and the Alliance for Childhood have released a report about the use of Kindergarten reading instruction. Authored by Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin, and Joan Wolfsheimer Almon, the report gives up its conclusion in its title: "Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little To Gain, and Much To Lose." • If you prefer your information in video form, here's a handy short clip they've created to tout the report's conclusions:"
"Vermont is not only a beautiful state, but it is a wonderful state when it comes to education. Early on, Vermont policymakers made clear that its educators would do what was right for children and would not be bullied by federal bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. • But something strange is happening. Keri Gelenian, the principal of Rivendell Academy, sent out a letter to 196 other principals and SBAC testing coordinators the Common Core test to inform them that the school would not administer the test. The response was silence. Then State Commissioner Rebecca Holcombe, who was earlier named a hero of American education by this blog for her steadfast values, wrote a letter to all schools warning that they would lose all federal aid–Title I, special education, and everything else– unless they gave the Common Core test. I assume she believes this to be true or she would not have sent out this warning."
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