Crunching the PARCC Opt-Out Data

What looks like a victory to some parents may soon backfire in their faces. The anti-PARCC hysteria that’s torn through the Park Slopes of New

New Jersey’s Opt-Out Numbers Are In

New Jersey’s opt-out numbers are in, reports today’s NJ Spotlight.  (Here’s additional coverage from the Star Ledger, The Record, and the Wall Street Journal.) Education

Twenty Years of State Control in Newark

Today’s NJ Advance Media article (i.e., Star-Ledger)  notes this July marks the 20th anniversary of state control of Newark.  Over the last two decades, the

Pearson, PARCC, and the N.J. D.O.E.

Amid all the mythology about PARCC tests – teachers will  be fired! students won’t graduate! the tests cost too much! they undermine instruction!* – news