AM News: Making School Harder (Esp. For 3rd Graders)
School is too easy, students report USA Today: Millions of kids simply don't find school very challenging, a new analysis of federal survey data suggests. ALSO: Some states tie reading tests to grade promotion.
A School Fix Without a Fight WSJ: The Republican governor of Ohio, the Democratic mayor of Cleveland and the local teachers union have united to overhaul how teachers are hired, fired and paid, a rare example of cooperation in education that some critics warn could still face challenges in the implementation.
70 Students at Stuyvesant to Retake Exams After Cheating Case NYT: At Stuyvesant High School, a prestigious New York public institution, a scandal involving the use of smartphones has left a blemish.
Finland Rethinks Factory-Style School Buildings EdWeek: Education watchers have dissected Finland’s educational leadership on international tests from practically every angle, but a new traveling exhibit at that nation’s embassy here suggests one more: that the buildings themselves support student achievement.
Record lottery sales boost money for Ohio schools AssociatedPress: A year of record-high sales for the Ohio Lottery means its highest payout yet for public schools: $771 million. Lottery sales in Ohio have increased for the past 11 years, with the previous record profit transfer of $748.8 million set in 1997, according to the lottery.
For Manufacturing Jobs, Workers Brush Up On Math NPR: Today's manufacturing work requires a strong grasp of fractions, decimals and basic trigonometry — skills that many job applicants often lack. So colleges and nonprofits are stepping in to fill the skills gap with programs that combine manufacturing training with basic math and reading.
Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor, Signs Strict Measure Fighting Cyber Bullying In Schools Reuters: New York teachers who learn that a student has been bullied online will be required to report the incident to school administrators within one day, under a law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday.