Sarah Butrymowicz

As Ohio moves to defund remedial courses, new models arise

Students at Kent State University (Photo by Sarah Butrymowicz) KENT, Ohio—As finals approached, nearly 240 students in a computer lab worked through basic algebra problems at Kent…

Online learning growing around the world, but stumbling blocks remain

A report released on November 10th by iNacol, or The International Association for K-12 Online Learning, provides details on how countries across the world are increasing their experimentation with…

Tips for Florida teachers: Don’t mess up in front of the boss

School teacher Lynn Bryan teaches language arts at Ponce de Leon Middle School. At an annual training over the summer, Hialeah Senior High School writing teacher Kathy…

Complex new Florida teacher evaluations tied to student test scores

Orlando Sarduy is a math teacher at Coral Reef Senior High. He can understand the basics of the new, complex equation that will grade him and thousands of…

Interactive: Academic standards are all over the map

From who the president is to how to tell time, what you’re expected to learn in school each year depends on where you live in the U.S. South Dakota’s second-graders…

Common standards released — with mixed reactions from states

By Sarah Butrymowicz The release of common academic standards on June 2nd means states will be revamping what students are expected to learn, although how quickly and extensively they do…