Blogs: Did You Go To A "Private" Public School?
It's Back to the Drawing Board for Draft N.C. Standards Erik Robelen EdWeek: Amid strong opposition, state education officials are apparently backing off a recent proposal to rewrite social studies standards.
The New Child-Testing Craze Daily Beast Ashley Merryman: Alternatives to IQ tests are suddenly all the rage. But they’re even worse at predicting kids’ futures.
Is NCLB Reauthorization moving? Andy Smarick: No one should think that this announcement guarantees a reauthorization bill any time soon.
Private public schools Mike Petrilli: A new report from Fordham today, authored by yours truly and our research assistant Janie Scull, identifies some 2,800 “private public schools” nationwide—public schools that serve virtually no poor students.
Detroit bans social promotion Joanne Jacobs: Robert Bobb, emergency financial manager of Detroit Public Schools, has banned social promotion “to the outrage of Detroit school board members who called it a political ploy in the midst of a court battle between Bobb and the board over academic control of the district,” reports the Detroit News.