As students prepare to take the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment exams this week, a growing number of parents are refusing to let their children take the high-stakes standardized exams aimed at showing which schools are excelling or failing.
What NYSED does not want parents to know about state tests.
How to OPT-OUT.(updated 3/3/2013)
Great Opt Out FAQ site. (3/25 update)
The Norwin School District Community Foundation, a nonprofit associated with the district, will encourage local businesses to participate in a state tax credit program that would benefit Norwin students. “(The Educational Improvement Tax Credit) allows businesses to receive tax credits for making contributions to educational improvement organizations,” said Jon Szish, executive director of the foundation and district spokesman.
Governor Corbett, Carnegie Mellon University Announce Acceptance of Students into the Governor’s School for Sciences Summer 2013 Program
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett and Carnegie Mellon University today announced that 56 Pennsylvania high school juniors have been selected to attend the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) summer program. “
Decisions about standards should be made at the state and local level.
The Missouri Republican Party’s official opposition to the plan began last June, when at their convention the delegates passed a resolution opposing Common Core Standards.
State Rep. Charlie Davis, R-Joplin, said while he sees education as a priority of state government, he does not want to accept some national standards.
EPLC and PA Cable Network (PCN) have partnered for a monthly program focusing on education issues in