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By PBS NewsHour
President-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy DeVos as his choice for education secretary. DeVos, who has never worked in public education, is a prominent advocate of charter schools and school vouchers. What does this pick say about Donald Trump’s education…
Should schools teach cursive handwriting? The question is a polarizing one in the K-12 education world.
By Liana Heitin, Education Week
Where do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on the hot-button issues of education reform in the U.S.? Lisa Desjardins offers a rundown, and Education Week’s Andrew Ujifusa and Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Education join Jeffrey Brown to examine…
The battle over Common Core education standards is playing out across the country, but a new set of requirements for teaching science is creeping into curricula without the same fanfare. Some states are voluntarily adopting the practices, which emphasize more…
By Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week
Fifteen years of new programs, testing, standards, and accountability have not ended racial achievement gaps in the United States.
"The effort to raise standards is really about ensuring that all students graduate ready for what's next," says Education Secretary John King. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with King to discuss challenges for the Common Core, investment in early education, the…
Massachusetts, a state considered a leader in education reform, decided last week to reject the Parcc test based on Common Core standards--a test still used in several other states. Instead, the state will develop its own exams to measure student…
By Jennifer C. Kerr and Josh Lederman, Associated Press
According to a comprehensive study of 66 of the nation's big-city school districts by the Council of the Great City Schools, students spend between 20-25 hours taking standardized tests each year.
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