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  • Americans don't know about Common Core, doubt testing has helped schools improve, poll shows

    Americans don't believe the increase in standardized testing has helped public schools improve, and many don't know anything about the new Common Core academic standards most states are implementing. They do have faith in teachers, though, and in their...
  • Public opposes use of test scores in teacher reviews, poll shows

    In a reversal of public opinion, a majority of Americans now oppose using student test scores to evaluate teachers and more believe that increased testing has hurt rather than helped improve public schools, a new survey shows. Nearly two-thirds of...
  • Dillard bashes Chicago Democrats' control of state government

    Dillard bashes Chicago Democrats' control of state government
    Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard criticized Chicago Democrats’ control of state government Sunday and said geographic and partisan balance is needed to make sure all parts of Illinois are treated equally. Dillard, a state senator from...
  • GOP: R.I.P.?

    Some political commentators are dancing on what they believe to be the grave of the Republican Party, claiming that the only way the GOP can have a viable future is for them to behave like Democrats. Last weekend, National Review magazine sponsored a...
  • Football By the Numbers for Week 1

    Football By the Numbers for Week 1
    The first weekend of action for public school teams didn’t bring many surprises, with most of the top teams involved in very close games. Only seven of The Baltimore Sun’s Top 15 teams emerged from the weekend undefeated and only four were...
  • Transgender teen nominated for homecoming queen in Huntington Beach

    Transgender teen nominated for homecoming queen in Huntington Beach
    A transgender teen is making history at Marina High School in Huntington Beach after she was selected as one of the top 10 finalists for homecoming queen. Cassidy Lynn Campbell was born Lance Campbell, but has been living as a woman for the last three...
  • Greg Schwem: Knowledge times weight equals diploma

    I am seriously considering steering my 15-year-old daughter toward a career in orthopedics. How else will she treat the chronic spinal condition that she is developing as a product of our nation's public school system? There are multiple reasons for...
  • Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress

    Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress
    Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests. State officials, in plans to be...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Harris: Finding 'real people' to test civic apps

    Harris: Finding 'real people' to test civic apps
    Daniel O'Neil is one of the founders of Everyblock. The now shuttered hyperlocal news website was among the first to exhume government data sets — reams of building permits, for instance — and publish them online for the curious and skilled to...
  • Don't fear Common Core

     Don't fear Common Core
    I used to be afraid of the Common Core, a national effort to align public school curriculum goals across state lines and provide better tools for measuring what students are learning. I feared the new standards would lead to my students failing and that I...