Students

Correcting Anti-Reform Spin On Latest NAEP Scores

It’s only been a day since the National Center for Education Statistics released the results from the latest round of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and it seems everyone has already lost their minds. Only few hours after scores were released, the Connecticut Education Association was calling for the dismantling of recent reforms.… Continue reading Correcting Anti-Reform Spin On Latest NAEP Scores

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State Releases SBAC Results; Sky Still Hasn’t Fallen

It’s been several hours since the State Department of Education released the much-anticipated 2014-2015 Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment (SBAC) results, and so far, the sky is still above us, exactly where it should to be. Imagine that! The results statewide show that 55.4 of Connecticut’s 3rd through 5th and eleventh graders met or exceeded “achievement… Continue reading State Releases SBAC Results; Sky Still Hasn’t Fallen

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New Quinnipiac Poll Shows a Rise in Approval of Malloy’s Education Policy

The results of a new Quinnipiac University poll shows, contrary to what a certain irate blogger has been spouting, Governor Malloy’s approval rating for education is on the rise. According to a press release sent out this morning, “voters approve 45 – 39 percent of the way he is handling education.” As education news site… Continue reading New Quinnipiac Poll Shows a Rise in Approval of Malloy’s Education Policy

Reform

Common Core Puts Much Needed Emphasis on Civics and History

The emphasis on civics and social studies has been on the decline in the US for many years. According to the 2010 civics test results, less than a quarter of eighth and twelfth graders are above proficiency. The results were even worse on the U.S. history test, where only 18 percent of eighth graders and… Continue reading Common Core Puts Much Needed Emphasis on Civics and History