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PISA Debunks Education Myths: Question of the Day

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students representing more than  268 more words


The Reality Television Paradigm of All-Charter School Systems

Today, the New York Times  Sunday Review published an Op-Ed about the farce that is the so-called “New Orleans” charter school miracle.  You should go read it… 1,138 more words


College Savings: Understanding Your Options

For most parents, paying for their children’s college education will be one of their greatest financial challenges. According to “Business Insider” future college costs are expected to inflate 5% per year. 626 more words

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Court Fines Washington State Over Education Funding

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington officials are considering a special legislative session after the state Supreme Court issued daily fines a of $100,000 until lawmakers comply with a court order to improve the way the state pays for its basic education system. 766 more words


What is the MAEP Formula?

Many people do not understand what the MAEP formula is. It is the formula used to determine how much money the state gives to a local school district. 172 more words

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"Our children are worth it."

Mary Ellen Miller, member of the Iowa State Board of Education, keeps defending the decision to move forward with adopting the Smarter Balanced assessments by saying, “ 234 more words


So the State Board of Education Met . . .

. . . and I took a stab at live-tweeting it. I had fun, but I’m now convinced that live-tweeting is at least a two person job as it was hard–for me anyway–to try to take extensive notes plus compose tweets plus keep up with my Twitter feed. 528 more words