AM News: Lower Test Score Results For Everyone (& That's OK)
National Test-Score Declines Are Likely WSJ: Overall, 31% of New York state students in third through eighth grade were proficient in math.
Common Core Standards Already Being Taught Despite Political Controversy, Survey Shows Huffington Post: Teachers in some states are already using Common Core and more states expect to begin teaching under the standards this school year.
Tax dollars for private school tuition gain in states USA Today: Thirteen states created or expanded tuition tax credits, private school scholarships or traditional vouchers in 2013, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Eight states did so in 2012 and seven states in 2011, according to the group.
Parents On The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling NPR: Many people laud the benefits of homeschooling. But the practice also has critics. Host Michel Martin talks with a group of parents about their personal experiences: homeschooling advocate Michael Farris, dad Paul Hagen and mom Shawn Spence.
A $147 Million Signal of Faith in Atlanta’s Public Schools NYT: A new high school, notable for both its beauty and its cost, opens this week in Atlanta, in a school district still recovering from a cheating scandal.