Can you believe it? The month of September is nearly over! With fall officially upon us, let’s “fall” back into this past week and check out some of the education headlines you may have missed.
Bob Lowry of the EdVANTAGE Blog examines the initial projections of Governor Cuomo’s education budget
The average national scores on two of the three sections of the SAT college entrance exam edged down for the high school class of 2012 - which was the first year in which more students took the rival ACT exam than the SAT
Pauline Liu of the Times Herald Record examines the new world of teacher evaluations and opines that the new pre-assessments that students are taking will be difficult to, well, assess.
It is widely felt that teachers are facing heightened scrutiny with the new evaluation laws in place, however, a contingent of teachers in the Buffalo area feel that if they do their job the best way and serve the students the best way they know how to, there isn’t a reason to obsess over the evaluations
Looking for ways to get involved with your local school district? NBC News’s Education Nation came up with a list of five ways you can participate
Speaking of NBC News, they held their 3rd annual Education Nation Summit this past week. You can get caught up here on some of the discussions held by hundreds of teachers and political leaders in the United States
Turning our attention to the changes in school lunches, a new study claims that one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. This piece from NPR questions whether obesity can affect students in the classroom
A recent poll by the Leading Education by Advancing Digital Commission has found that the vast majority of K-12 teachers and parents support greater use of technology in education. Meanwhile, two members of the Hamilton Project have proposed developing a plan to evaulate the success of those technologies.
Finally, we offer up a humorous moment from Wednesday night’s Late Show with David Letterman. British Prime Minister David Cameron was on the show and was posed a few history questions about England. One of the questions he stumbled on was the English translation of “Magna Carta”. So, we pose our history question of the day to you – without cheating by looking at the video – what is the English translation of Magna Carta? Give us your answer in the comment section!