Testing

OPINION: May we please forget about tests for a minute and go read some books?

Lessons in inquiry-based learning from Socrates — and Vonnegut

New study finds that multiracial high schoolers show no test score gap with white students

While destroying claims to racial superiority, the results also open the way to damaging black schools

Good news: There is an answer to the shortage of black and brown teachers

If you could only see them, right under your noses

What happens when you give a district the freedom to innovate?

Mississippi district adopts modified calendar, new exam system and multiple diploma options

Kristen Wells works with a small group of students in Terrol McElroy’s classroom at Emmalee Isable Elementary in Jackson while McElroy observes. (Photo: Jackie Mader)

Is repeating third grade — again and again — good for kids?

A state makes students repeat third grade, sometimes more than once, to help them learn to read

OPINION: In charter-school oversight, as in foreign affairs: Trust, but verify

Will Betsy DeVos expand access to charters and private schools, shifting public money to private and quasi-private sectors?

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U.S. now ranks near the bottom among 35 industrialized nations in math

Math performance of American 15-year-olds declined significantly on international PISA test

Mississippi raises the bar students have to meet to pass third grade

“For too long we have set low expectations,” state senator says

Secret contracts let politicians keep taxpayers in the dark

Parents fight for transparency, better schools in struggling Mississippi

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