The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report released today provides a sobering picture of how U.S. education compares to other countries. The 5th release of this tri-annual report finds that many countries are showing significant progress – especially in mathematics – while American student achievement remains stagnant...Read More
On Huffington Post, a special blog post by Chris Minnich, the Council of Chief State School Officers' executive director, challenges the idea that implementation of the Common Core State Standards needs to slow down.
Here's an excerpt. Click Read More for the full post and links to the original on HuffingtonPost.com. As an organization that represents state education leaders, we understand the urgent need to help students reach the rigorous academic goals the Common Core State Standards represent and ensure that teachers have the support they need to be successful. This requires big changes and we have much to learn along the way. However, this effort is a far cry from the haphazard picture being asserted by Ms. Weingarten. In fact, states have been working for over three years to create meaningful opportunities for educators and students to learn and succeed with their new standards.Read More
Teach For America, a non-profit organization that trains and helps place top college graduates in low-income schools across the country, is having a growing positive impact on Alabama students. A new report looks a national data showing TFA Corps Members impact in classrooms. Read More