Commentary: Student test scores don’t warrant panicked reactions Columns

Commentary: Student test scores don’t warrant panicked reactions  Columns

Yes, the nation’s “report card” has been released, and it shows that in the most recent round of testing, student scores went down. and yes, anyone with any background in education, or any thinking person, knew to expect that. CNN used the word, “plummet,” and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin went further, calling the situation “catastrophic.” … Read more


SPECIAL REPORT Parents tell how the virus is still affecting their kids who attend local public schools. Maachiah Brown, a student at Palm Terrace Elementary School, was diagnosed with COVID 19 in September. She still wears her mask at school. LANCE ROTHWELL/DAYTONA TIMES Editor’s note: Through a series of stories, the Daytona Times is exploring … Read more

School district uses COVID relief funds to address learning loss | Local News

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Over $43 million in COVID relief funds were used to address “learning loss” within local schools, Colquitt County School District officials said Friday. According to a recent Capitol Beat article, Georgia schools have used nearly 90% of $6 billion in federal COVID relief funds that were distributed to districts across the state … Read more

Lenore Skenazy: Tyranny of too much teaching | Opinion

It’s snuggly time with your little one, who isn’t even in kindergarten yet. His little head rests against your shoulder as you open up a picture book. “See?” you say, pointing not to the furry bunny or diabolical cat or tree that keeps amputating herself. “These are the words on the page. This sentence has … Read more

Perfect graduation rate at reservation school attributed to students learning tribal culture | News

Student pride – and the graduation rate – are on the upswing at the public school on the Santee Native Reservation. School leaders trace that success to a new effort to teach students the tribe’s culture. For the first time, students are learning Santee Dakota history, language and customs – subjects long ago banned. The … Read more

Program to Develop Special Education Leaders Underway at University of Nevada, Reno | Local News

(December 1, 2022) To help counter a decline in special education teachers and leaders in recent years, professors at the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Education & Human Development will use a US Department of Education grant to train aspiring special education leaders. Project SELF (Special Education Leaders of the Future) is a 325D … Read more

NC education board votes for teacher evaluation plan for that could raise pay

RALEIGH, NC —The North Carolina State Board of Education will seek permission and funding for a pilot program that would drastically raise pay teachers while subjecting them to more consequential evaluations. The board voted Thursday without opposition or discussion to move forward with a pilot programme, after discussing the merits of doing so during their … Read more

On National Special Education Day, area schools honor all that are special

Wearing “Be Kind” t-shirts are some Portage Community School District’s special education staff members. PORTAGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Annie Zekas is a junior at Reedsburg Area High School. She’s quite active at school, meeting new people and making friends. She likes pizza parties. She’s a good bowler. She’s a Special Olympics athlete. Meanwhile, in Portage, … Read more

Hickory Public Schools planning major technology upgrade for all classrooms

As he visited Hickory Public Schools classrooms last school year, Superintendent Bryan Taylor observed that technology across the district is outdated and inconsistent. Taylor told the Hickory City Schools Board of Education on Monday that he saw an opportunity with the district’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to fit classrooms with newer … Read more

Waseca Special Education teachers put heart into work | News

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