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Education Issues

The New SAT -- Bringing All of Education into Alignment

A newly revised SAT will launch in March 2016, writes NCPA Research Associate Stevi Knight...

Virtual Charter Schools Show Disappointing Results

A recently published study sought to answer whether e-schools are a good option for those who need either a highly flexible study schedule or those who want options to the traditional public school...

The Unacknowledged Lesson from the Current Testing Controversies

High stakes testing is one of many problematic, inherent characteristics of political control of what instructional approaches are produced, how they are produced, by whom, where, and for whom...

The Collapse of Common Core

States that have adopted and implemented the Common Core standards are downgrading their participation or withdrawing from national tests designed around those standards...

Students Could be Taught to Analyze Primary Sources

Perhaps rather than relying on textbooks, students should be taught to analyze and interpret the primary sources for themselves...

Dismal NAEP Score Trend

Our K-12 school system outcomes are predictably stuck at dismal, writes John Merrifield.

Early Learning Can Have Negative Effects

It is unwise to place fragile at-risk children in government pre-K programs that can further impact them negatively...

Nation's Report Card Scores Down

National mathematics scores have declined for both 4th and 8th graders since the early 1990s...

Obama Administration Calls for Limits on Testing in Schools

More time spent on tests does not correlate to improved academic performance...

The Real Deal with Public Opinion and the Common Core

Common Core standards are rapidly losing support...


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