In its most recent report, Time to Act: An agenda for advancing adolescent literacy for college and career success, the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy finds that “the [reading] status quo in middle and high schools in America is based on a 20th-century vision of the literacy and skills needed to succeed
The New York Times recently reported that the Obama administration is looking to lengthen the school year. While it is true, as Education Secretary Arne Duncan says, that “Our school calendar is based upon the agrarian economy and not too many of our kids are working the fields today,” does it stand to reason that
CCSSO and NGA are inviting public comment on the draft common core standards, which were made available online today. The proposed English language arts and math standards are intended to be voluntary and benchmarked to the expectations in high-achieving countries as well as top-performing states. Feedback is invited from anyone interested in public education so make your voices heard here.
There’s an overanxious parent born every minute. The New York Times recently published an article titled Before College, Costly Advice Just on Getting In. In it, reporter Jacques Steinberg examines the growing practice of independent college counselors people who counsel prospective college students (and their parents) on how to get into the school of