By Lane Wright Every state uses standardized tests to find out how students in public schools are doing. Federal law requires it. But why? And how do standardized tests actually help students? The short answer: Standardized tests are a spotlight that helps education leaders see what effect schools are having on students. With that information they can make changes to address students’ needs.… Continue reading Does Standardized Testing Help Students?
By Deborah Gist On religious holidays, so many of us have family and faith community practices of rereading stories related to that holiday. On Independence Day, I’m not alone in the practice of rereading the Declaration of Independence. Many of us also take time out of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to reread selections from… Continue reading This Supe’s Speech on Racism Is What We Need To Hear From More Leaders. I Really Miss Her.