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  Atrocities  

Do Not Retreat If a Few Thousand Students Fail

Comment: Look at that last sentence; look at how casually they proclaim: If students fail, so be it. Other people's children, of course.


Beginning next year, Virginia's high-schoolers will have to pass six end-of-year SOL tests to receive a diploma. To his credit, Governor Mark Warner recentl... [MORE]

— Editorial
Richmond Times-Dispatch
No Retreat
May 17, 2003
http://www.timesdispatch.com/editorials/MGBBQMVPSFD.html

  Commentaries  


<br> <br><span class="red"> Comments from Annie: Here is my response to the following article: <br> <br>I celebrate the wisdom and courage of this true educator. <br> <br>I am one of the activists you mock and I resent your negative characterization. Maybe you tried to be funny, but to ... [MORE]


2007-03-22

  Research  

New Report Examines Local Impact of High School Exit Exams



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New Report Examines Local Impact of High School Exit Exams

Case Studies Track Effects of Exams on Classroom Behavior in
Two Anonymous Distri... [MORE]

Press Release


  Outrages  

Business interests influencing education laws in Virginia, report says
<br><span class="red"><b>Ohanian Comment:</b> Kudos to Michael Alison Chandler for noticing this effort by <a href="http://www.progressva.org/news/virginia_featured_in_new_national_report_detailing_alecs_assault_on_public_schools.html"> ProgressVA</a> to detail the growing footprint that ALE... [MORE]

— Michael Alison Chandler
Washington Post
2013-07-01
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/business-interests-influencing-education-laws-in-virginia-report-says/2013/07/01/7b853830-e004-11e2-963a

  Resisters' Letters  

By Mickey VanDerwerker
To the editor

While I don't want to argue against "Aristotle and common sense," if Herbert J. Walberg wants to make the case that high-stakes testing helps students at risk, then his use of Virginia as an example doesn't help his case ("Accountability Helps Students at Risk," Commentary, April 30, 2003). As other states attempt to emulate the "success" in ... [MORE]

Education Week
2003-05-30
http://www.edweek.org/ew/ewstory.cfm?slug=37letter.h22

  NCLB Atrocities  

Virginia Finds NCLB Unreasonable

Children at Fairfax County's Holmes Middle School have been acing the state Standards of Learning exams.

But Holmes, along with hundreds of other Virginia schools, will likely be told in August that it "needs improvement" under the federal government's new No Child Left Behind law.

The label matters because schools that ... [MORE]

— Rosalind S. Helderman
staff writer
Washington Post
Law Redfines Va.'s Approach To SOL Exams
July 7, 2003
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55800-2003Jul1.html

  NCLB News  

Virginia Schools Told They Don't Measure Up

Ohanian Comment: When are school leaders going to wake up to the fact that it's the standards that are causing the mess?

Only a handful of Virginia's school districts and slightly more than half of individual schools made enough progress on state reading and math tests this year to comply with the new feder... [MORE]

— Rosalind S. Helderman
Washington Post
Schools In Va. Fail Federal Standards
dyn/articles/A62956-2003Sep11.html

  NCLB In Your Face  

Testing in Plain English and Otherwise
... [MORE]


  Special Needs News  

Fairfax vs. 'No Child' Standoff Heats Up

Kay's Comment: Fairfax County VA is one of the fastest growing counties in the country. It also has a huge tax base and power. I'm glad to see that Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are standing up for ELL learners by refusing "to give immigrant students tests that they think most would fail."... [MORE]

— Maria Glod
Washington Post Staff Writer
Washington Post
County to Protest Mandate on English Tests for Immigrants
2007-01-11
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/10/AR2007011002542.html?nav=rss_print/asection

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