why-it-matters

How big is the school counselor shortage? Big

As a national debate continues about how to make schools safer, the student-counselor ratio in some states remains shockingly high.

The Hobbit: A Common Core literature unit falls short

There's no end to discussion and controversy about the Common Core State Standards in English-Language Arts. Here's a look at the inadequacies of one literature exemplar offered by a state Education Department, an issue that more broadly highlights some of the basic problems that are bound to accompany implementation of the standards.