In Texas’ biggest school districts, most students who failed up to two state exit-level tests were allowed to graduate this year because of a new state law, according to a study by one of the law's biggest critics.
In this week's Q&A, we interview Kevin M. Befus, a Mendenhall postdoctoral scholar with the U.S. Geological Survey who received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences.
One modern educational innovation is a method called “formative assessment,” but an array of definitions and applications complicate the ability of experts to measure the effectiveness of this new technique.
Statistics describing the special education profession are dismal at best. Emotional demands coupled with insufficient pay and long hours mean many schools are struggling to attract and retain qualified teachers.
A chief information officer at an Atlanta school district lays out in an interview her vision for integrating technology with standards-based curricula in order to support teachers who strive for individualized instruction.