Reading Is About More Than ‘Evidence’

By Mia Hood From Education Week October 1, 2014 “But what does the evidence say?” It was an unusually hot spring day on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and I was visiting a class of 8th graders who had organized themselves into book clubs. The club meetings that day overflowed into the hallway outside more »

The Health of Charter Schooling

By Rick Hess From Education Week October 6, 2014 Last week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools issued “The Health of the Public Charter School Movement: A State-By-State Analysis.” Authored by Todd Ziebarth and Louann Bierlein Palmer, the report is offered as the “first comprehensive attempt” to explore the link between charter school performance more »

Department of Ed Seeks Idahoans to Review ISAT/SBAC Test Questions

BOISE – The State Department of Education is seeking 120 Idahoans to review test questions for the spring Idaho Standards Achievement Tests by Smarter Balanced. Educators, parents, and school board members are encouraged to apply. The review will take place December 15 to December 19. Participants must commit to being in Boise during those dates more »