Archives for March 2008

NCLB Gains Official Pop Culture Status With "Not On The Test"

chapin52lrsmall.JPGGrammy award winning musical jack-of-all-trades Tom Chapin and songwriting partner John Forster aim their guitar and songwriting skills at satirizing No Child Left Behind and the testing mania that has engulfed the nation. “Not On The Test” is available for free download with the lyrics here.

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Spellings To NCLB: You Will Be Differentiated

Image courtesy Allistair McMillan. Used with permission under a Creative Commons License.Education Secretary Margaret Spellings announced last week that up to 10 states can begin to use the progress of students’ test scores rather than their actual scores in meeting federal progress goals for No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Interested states would have to submit their proposal to the Department of Education; states with a strong history of reform such as Maryland, North Dakota, Louisiana and South Dakota would be given preference in the process.

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A Plethora Of Interesting Edu-Thoughts….

Image courtesy and copyright Christian Dionne.The CEA Blog would like to wish everyone a happy, safe and restful spring break. Some recent highlights from around the edu-blogosphere: merit pay for wardens at prisons, students engaging in civil disobedience, using mixed numbers in real life, and the achievement gap between college basketball teams participating in March Madness.

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