Last year, Connecticut changed their school accountability system, updating the way student test scores factor into school ratings. Previously, schools were graded on how many kids met grade level expectations, now the state looks solely at growth data. Sounds great — but is this is this really the best way to measure whether schools are… Continue reading Feds Call Out Connecticut’s School Accountability Plan: Should State Also Be Looking At Whether Students Meet Grade Level?
On Tuesday, congress will be voting on whether or not to confirm Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary. Depending on how the vote goes, she’ll be the person steering the ship on education, at least nationally. There’s already been a whole lot written on DeVos. It seems everyone on the planet has weighed… Continue reading What’s The Deal With Betsy DeVos? Some Facts On Michigan Schools To Contemplate Before Tuesday’s Vote