Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days:
It is possible to get a clear picture of student achievement from assessments, says John McCarthy. Find out how to keep the data (and your vision) clean.
“Schools Can Save Lives.” As he prepares for a Trump administration handover, U.S. Education Secretary, John B. King Junior talks to NPR about equity, testing, and vouchers.
In China, a school is allowing students to borrow grades from a ‘grade bank’ to pass tests. The catch? They have to repay their borrowed grades with higher scores on future exams or earn credits with extra work.
“Students need periodic breaks to ease brain strain,” says Andrew Miller writing for EduTopia,” and the perceived demand that they should always be on task is unrealistic.”
School culture matters for students, teachers, and education equity. The best way to know if you’re on track in building a positive school culture, according to Hannah Bartlebaugh for Getting Smart, is to ask—and listen to—students.