As I have written a couple times (here and here) the U.S. high school graduate rate has hit an all-time high of 81 percent this year. This is great news that should be celebrated. However, last week NPR ran a serious of reports questioning whether indeed 8 out 10 9th graders graduate four years later.
In a report released by ACT, the testing company once again sought to explain into the concept of career readiness (part of the now common terminology “college and career readiness”) and to explain what it is in particular that so many students are desired to have and what schools are expected to impart, as well
A new app called Newsela may help classrooms read and discuss the same current events stories despite the differing levels of reading ability among the students. The app works by adjusting and creating versions of the same news story in varying difficulty levels. It operates in a discreet way, so students with the easier version
Here’s essentially a much shorter and more visual version of CPE’s compendium on 21st century skills. Source: Top10OnlineColleges.org
Today, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released the results of the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics and reading for our nation’s 12th graders. While the nation as a whole has seen significant improvements at the 4th and 8th grade levels, the same improvement has yet to show up at