student achievement
Public Education
Niche, Wichita Eagle push student achievement deception

(The Sentinel) – A false sense of high achievement is one of the greatest barriers to students getting the education they need.  Many education officials go out of their way… Read More

March 8, 2024
Public Education
Kansas school board event attracts experts discussing ways to improve student achievement

(The Sentinel) – With the theme of Improving Student Achievement by Changing Adult Behaviors, the Kansas School Board Resource Center (KSBRC) brought education experts from Kansas and nationwide to Wichita for a… Read More

November 20, 2023
Just spending more won’t improve student achievement in Kansas

(The Sentinel) – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is touting recent slight increases in state assessments as proof that more spending results in improved student achievement.  But a state audit and… Read More

October 23, 2023
Public Education
Evidence-Based Grading: Another attempt to obscure poor performance?

(The Sentinel) – The Shawnee Mission School District near Kansas City will unveil the concept of “Evidence-Based Grading” (EBG) in the upcoming school year, fueling the conversation about how best… Read More

July 12, 2023
Standardized testing must be ditched in favor of ‘performance-based assessment,’ says NEA. Not so fast

Standardized testing is failing students and should be dumped, the National Education Association argues. “Most of us know that standardized tests are inaccurate, inequitable, and often ineffective at gauging… Read More

April 12, 2023
Public Education
Texas announces state takeover of Houston Independent School District

Image via Facebook (The Center Square) – The state of Texas intends to take control of the Houston Independent School District, citing poor academic accountability, violations of… Read More

March 16, 2023
Public Education
In Maryland’s public schools, ‘average’ isn’t very good

Maryland’s education department released its public-school report card, revealing over 25% of schools lost at least one star out of five. The report, from the… Read More

March 13, 2023
Culture, Public Education
School 4 days a week: Is a schoolchild’s dream a parent’s thorny nightmare?

Some Nebraska schools are moving to a four-day school week, following the lead of at least six other school districts in the state. Amid a challenging hiring and… Read More

February 23, 2023
Public Education
California judge rules school district must prioritize achievement over equity

California parents have won a lawsuit against a school district over its math placement policies which emphasized equity over achievement. A coalition of Palo Alto parents and residents,… Read More

February 21, 2023
Opinion, Public Education
Kansas education commissioner claims ‘proficient’ is a made-up term

(The Sentinel) – Kansas education commissioner Randy Watson last week told the State Board of Education that “proficient is a made-up term that the federal government makes us define.” Watson… Read More

February 20, 2023
Public Education
Credit for class attendance requires just 10 minutes in this Kansas school district

(The Sentinel) – Wichita Public Schools, USD 259, have declined to answer questions about an attendance policy which — theoretically — would allow students to miss the majority of a… Read More

February 6, 2023
Opinion, Public Education
Kansas state school board member Ann Mah chooses systems over students in school choice debate

(The Sentinel) – When school officials talk about education in general or school choice in particular, their focus is almost exclusively on what is best for the school system; student… Read More

February 6, 2023
Public Education
Delaware education spending rising as enrollment, test scores drop

(The Center Square) — Delaware is pouring more taxpayer money into education than most other states, but the spending hasn’t dramatically boosted enrollment or student test scores, according to a new… Read More

January 31, 2023
Public Education
Study: Low achievement and teacher pay despite school funding increase in Kansas

(The Sentinel) – A report on education spending and student achievement covering the last three decades in Kansas shows that many students have been academically left behind despite large, inflation-adjusted… Read More

January 26, 2023
Public Education
Kansas school district’s student achievement deception is all too typical

(The Sentinel) – Frustrated with district officials’ refusal to acknowledge a student achievement crisis, a group of Rose Hill parents mailed a postcard to residents showing the tragic truth –… Read More

January 19, 2023
It’s time for school choice in Texas

(The Center Square) – School choice is surging in popularity: 74% of parents with school-aged children want control over their children’s education dollars. Here in Texas, a … Read More

January 18, 2023
Fordham study finds positive impacts of Ohio’s EdChoice program

(The Sentinel) – A new study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute should allay concerns that school choice programs won’t benefit marginalized students. The Fordham study, authored by Ohio State… Read More

January 5, 2023
Public Education
After major declines in academic performance, Indiana launches student-success dashboard for students, teachers

(The Center Square) – Indiana Department of Education launched a student-success dashboard to give students and educators a clearer view of each student’s progress toward graduation. The Indiana Graduates Prepared… Read More

December 30, 2022
Public Education
Student achievement rebounding post-pandemic, more intervention needed

(The Center Square) – Learning levels are stabilizing or recovering for many Indiana students in the wake of COVID-19 disruptions, according to a recent study commissioned by the Department of… Read More

July 14, 2022
Public Education
Topeka super Tiffany Anderson misleads parents on student achievement

(The Sentinel) – To hear Topeka Superintendent Tiffany Anderson talk about student achievement in her district, you would think it is pretty good overall. But as is often the case with… Read More

March 30, 2022