What 'A Nation At Risk' Got Wrong, And Right, About U.S. Schools

​By Anya Kamenetz

The world of public education was turned upside down when "A Nation at Risk" was published.  Was it misguided change?  Kamenetz takes a deep dive into the education climate created.


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Nurse's Nook

What's new in the school nurse's office?


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"Grit” Is Trendy, but Can It Be Taught?

By Daniel T. Willingham

"Grit is definitely real, scientifically, meaning researchers are finding it a useful construct for understanding human behavior."


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See the Forest for the Trees

When Testing Takes OverAn expert's lens on the failure of high-stakes accountability tests — and what we can do to change course

By Bari Walsh

"Time and time again, policymakers have made up programs they think will work and have then imposed them wholesale on schools without first trying them out."


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Teachers Don’t Want All Of This Useless Data

​By Steven Singer

​A perspective from a teacher that argues the overuse and over-reliance of data in education.


Study: Colleges That Ditch The SAT And ACT Can Enhance Diversity

​By Claudio Sanchez

Are SAT/ACT tests necessary for colleges to assess a perspective student's post-secondary performance?  This piece by Sanchez reveals more colleges are offering a "test optional" path for students.  Over 1,000 colleges and universities are  taking part in the change.  George Washington University is highlighted.


RABBLE ROUSER: A lesson in opting out of PARCC
By Jeremy Knoll

Knoll argues that standardized testing is unnecessary.​

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Red-Head Ruth Has a Loose Tooth  takes the reader on Ruth's journey of losing her first tooth. As it's a stubborn loose tooth, Ruth has many trials and tribulations while getting that tooth out for the tooth fairy. Her story is fun, colorful, and full of rhyme.