Maryland Plans to Dump PARCC — Truth in American Education

Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) Maryland plans to replace PARCC with an assessment of their own The Baltimore Sun reports. Maryland’s upcoming departure coupled with New Jersey’s exit will drop the Common Core assessment consortium that once boasted 27 partners (including 24 states) down to five. PARCC’s active partners include the District of Columbia, Illinois (grades…

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GUEST POST: How Does Testing Affect Related, Untested Content? — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

By Michelle RiversMichelle Rivers is a PhD student studying Cognitive Psychology at Kent State University in Ohio. Her research applies theories of learning and memory to enhance educational practice. She is particularly interested in investigating factors that contribute to students’ metacognitive judgments and how learners understand and manage their own learning. She can be found…

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Republicans, Democrats See Opposing Party as More Ideological Than Their Own — Pew Research Center

Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to view the Democratic Party as very liberal. And the pattern is similar, though less pronounced, in views of the GOP’s ideology: More Democrats than Republicans see the Republican Party as very conservative.

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Weeks before Midterms, Independents Vastly Outnumber Party Members — IVN.us

Weeks before Midterms, Independents Vastly Outnumber Party Members In the latest Gallup poll taken from August 1-12, 2018, independents outnumbered members of either major party by at least 15 percentage points, but politicians continue to tailor their messages for the most extreme wings of a polarized two-party system. As of August, just three months before…

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Count the Tropes, Dept. — traditional math

Another in one of an infinite series of articles that has appeared at Forbes and other like publications about how the Common Core math standards are being maligned has surfaced. I gave up counting the tropes in this one. The author makes the assumption that because students were unable to apply standard algorithms or “rote” […]

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The Failed Spacing Effect 30 Years Later (Part 2) — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

By Yana WeinsteinThirty years ago, Frank N. Dempster wrote an article entitled “A Case Study in the Failure to Apply the Results of Psychological Research” (1).In Part 1 of this blog, I looked at the first 5 potential reasons described by Dempster in his review. In this follow-up, I look at the remaining 4 reasons. Reason…

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Seattle’s Naviance Opt-Out Go Round — Seattle Education

Unfortunately, what looked to be a simple step to empower parents, when implemented, morphed into a bureaucratic and technical barrier. Much to the credit of Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors, an opt-out provision was included in the contract signed with Hobson to bring Naviance, a career and college online planning tool, into the district. […]

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Comments Gone Missing, Dept. — traditional math

SteveH wrote a long comment addressing many of the statements Dan Meyer and others made in comments on a blog post that I talked about in a previous post. I saw SteveH’s comment this morning, but then this afternoon it was gone. I don’t offer any theories for its disappearance, but instead offer my readers […]

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Annual survey finds continued growth in international schools — ICEF Monitor – Market intelligence for international student recruitment

The latest edition of an annual global study reveals ongoing growth in the international schools sector, both in terms of the number of schools and with respect to enrolment. The 2018 Global Report on the International Schools Market from ISC Research counts a total of 9,605 English-medium international schools worldwide. This represents a year-over-year increase of…

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