AM News: College Board Drops Its "1 Percent" Summer SAT Program
College Board Drops Plans for Summer SAT for Affluent NYT: Critics complained that the Aug. 3 test was unfair, because only students enrolled in the $4,500 course, held on the Amherst College campus, could take it.
New Survey Finds Teachers Have a Popularity Problem Education Next: A new public opinion survey finds that the percentage of people taking a negative view of teacher unions is growing, with more of the public saying that that teacher unions are a stumbling block to school reform.
'Flipping' Classrooms: Does it make sense? Washington Post Local: One of the biggest trends in classroom teaching is the “flipped classroom,” which lives up to its name: Students learn lessons at home — with the help of videos and/or other materials their teachers provide — and then do their “homework” in class, getting individualized help from the teacher and working with other students.
Computers Grade Essays Fast ... But Not Always Well NPR: Some schools, looking to cut costs, are intrigued by so-called robo-readers, computer programs that grade students' writing and offer feedback. Some teachers find the programs helpful in the classroom, but skeptics say they're not always the best judge of writing ability.
Study examines vocational certificates' big rewards USA Today: Study finds certificates awarded through short-term vocational training programs can reap a bigger payoff than a bachelor's degree.
Thousands pack downtown Manhatten for Charter School Rally GothamSchools: In what organizers are calling the largest gathering of public school parents ever in New York City, thousands turned out for a rally to support the charter school movement and to warn future politicians that their constituency is a sleeping giant in upcoming elections.