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  • Tests for disabled students may change

    Tests for disabled students may change
    Last week, I shared with you the disturbing stories of profoundly disabled children being asked to take standardized tests that defy common sense. A tube-fed 10-year-old being asked questions about which fruit he would like to eat. A 9-year-old...
  • Florida's test-obsessed style of education hits disabled families hard

    Florida's test-obsessed style of education hits disabled families hard
    Andrea Rediske knew her special-needs son had no business taking standardized tests. He was born with brain damage. He suffers from cerebral palsy and is legally blind. Just teaching Ethan to say "yes" or "no" — or even keep his gaze focused...
  • Reggie Rose knows brother's plight

     Reggie Rose knows brother's plight
    The same day Derrick Rose had surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, his older brother Reggie Rose told me how a similar knee injury adversely affected his college basketball career. No doubt Reggie's unfortunate experience is influencing...
  • The test score racket

    The test score racket
    WASHINGTON -- It is time to acknowledge that the fashionable theory of school reform -- requiring that pay and job security for teachers, principals and administrators depend on their students' standardized test scores -- is at best a well-intentioned...
  • A future stuck in the pipeline

    Are the bad ideas dead yet? You know, the ones that have been hollowing out the country's soul for the last 30 years. In Atlanta, they just indicted 35 teachers, principals and administrators, including a former superintendent, for routinely altering...
  • Polar vortex gives CPS an 'Abe-portunity'

     
    Like most area youths, Chicago Public Schools students have missed four days of classroom instruction so far this winter due to the brutal cold. But unlike most area youths, CPS students are still scheduled to get a day off on......
  • Parents criticize officials after cheating allegations roil school

     
    Leaders of a parent organization at Short Avenue Elementary on Tuesday criticized the school’s former principal and the Los Angeles Unified School District in the wake of alleged cheating and mistakes in administering state standardized...
  • Merced teachers union backs controversial federal grant proposal

     
    A Merced teachers union has voted to back a controversial federal grant program, but only after extracting district guarantees that student test scores would not be used to evaluate individual instructors. Sheila Whitley, president of the Merced Union...
  • South L.A. educator selected as a California teacher of the year

     
    A fifth-grade teacher who grew up in her school’s South Los Angeles neighborhood and actively works to involve her students' largely immigrant parents in their education has been selected as one of five California Teachers of the Year, state...
  • Pastor’s Son: Go volunteer!

     
    *Don't forget to check out my short afterthought video on this topic* With it being the holiday season, a time when giving means the most, the Salvation Army and other organizations are at their busiest to remind people of the many individuals who need...
  • Evaluation agreement clears union hurdle; teachers endorse Zimmer

     
    The governing body of the Los Angeles teachers union has endorsed a tentative agreement on teacher evaluations that incorporates the results of student standardized test scores. The approval was a key hurdle but rank-and-file members will have the final...
  • L.A. Unified, teachers union agree on teachers evaluations

     
    After months of tense negotiations, the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers union have tentatively agreed to use student test scores to evaluate instructors for the first time ever, officials announced Friday....