Why the movement to opt out of Common Core tests is a big deal

Opt out is far bigger than a test refusal event.

From Ferguson to Baltimore: The consequences of government-sponsored segregation

And its impact on student achievement.

Are government officials trying to intimidate parents who resist testing?

A look at the threats -- and whether the warnings have any bite.



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Teacher: I am not against Common Core or testing — but here’s my line in the sand

A teacher examines Common Core test questions after being trained in how to score the tests. Then she asks: 'What do I do as a teacher when asked to perform an act that goes against my conscience?

Self-image matters: Helping kids see themselves as readers

The last of five posts about kids and reading by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham.

She’s an expert on U.S. presidents — and she’s only 5 years old

Watch the videos of the child with Ellen DeGeneres, read some of the transcript.

Organization of American Historians calls on Redskins to change name, logo

Here are the organization's reasons.

Should kids get time to read for pleasure during school?

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham asks and answers the question.

Baltimore’s kids: What 25 years of research has found out about their lives

Johns Hopkins University researchers followed nearly 800 kids from first grade into their late twenties. Here's what they discovered.

A different view of Baltimore — from teachers

A quick look at the Baltimore school system.

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