Is Maryland’s Republican governor getting ready to ditch Common Core and PARCC?

His administration says it is conducting a "comprehensive" review. What does that mean?

Does homoerotic Beat poem ‘Please Master’ belong in AP English class? Teacher forced to resign over it.

A Connecticut teacher read the poem in class after a student suggested it -- but over the objection of other students.

A high school that refuses to conform to standardization

Third in a series of profiles of high schools that have been honored for being 'Schools of Opportunity.'



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A college says panic-inducing reports that it is failing are wrong

Media reports have said Mills College in Oakland, California, is expected to close, causing students to panic. Mills College says it is fine and well.

What teachers really need to stay, improve and succeed

The 'teacher effectiveness' debate is missing the important element. Here it is.

Vice President Biden’s very personal speech to Yale graduates

Beau, who didn’t attend Yale, “went on to be elected one of the youngest attorney generals in the history of the state of Delaware, the most popular public official in my state. Big headline after the 2012 election, ‘Biden Most Popular Man in Delaware — Beau.’”

Fifty great books for kids to read this summer

The books will appeal to kids from Pre-K to eighth grade.

Why Carlos can’t graduate: Setting up ESOL students to fail with a too-easy test

What's wrong with a test that sets a low bar so ESOL students can get promoted quickly to mainstream classes? A Montgomery County teacher explains why it's a terrible idea.

The best way to choose a 529 college savings plan

From a nationally recognized financial aid expert.

The last blog posts by the late educator Grant Wiggins

He wrote a response to posts by a cognitive scientist on The Answer Sheet.

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