Arts Advocacy Day I was in Washington last week for Arts Advocacy Day where I met the legislative staff for 8 congress-people and 2 senators. The process includes a day of organizing by state, reading and understanding the briefing book … Continued
There are two types of legislation that are in conflict with each other: The legislative budget (Budget2015) and the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA2015). Add to this the President’s budget requests, the Secretary of Education’s requests … Continued
Accountability and the Federal Role: A Third Way on ESEA by Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education Paul T. Hill, Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington Bothell In consultation with: Anthony Bryk, Carnegie Foundation for … Continued
Asking for Better Evidence of Student Learning
The theme that continues to come up across world education conferences is the need for more accurate ways to assess student skills. There are skills that current tests measure reasonably well and yet and there are emerging skills and knowledge that are not being well measured. New Common Core curricula will demand more precise assessments that ask for better evidence of student learning.
Common Core Reform
The Common Core Reform is this era’s major, country-wide, K-12 school reform effort. It has been underway for some number of years and is sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association (NGA). It represents another installment of a standards-based education reform. These standards-based reforms started in the 1990’s as the Accountability Movement and have been codified in legislation through the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.