The value of assessment in an uncertain school year

While weighing concerns about testing during what is expected to be a stressful time, a number of organizations and agencies say assessments should continue for the 2020-21 school year. Assessing students early, they say, will provide school leaders and teachers with the data they need to help students make up lost ground and move ahead […]

Report: Students are not spending enough time writing

Dive Brief: Students don’t spend enough time writing, and writing is not practiced across the curriculum, new research by The Learning Agency shows. Only about 25% of middle-schoolers and 31% of high school students practice writing 30 minutes a day, which...

Freshmen uncertain about enrolling in fall classes, survey finds

Dive Brief: Forty percent of incoming freshmen say it is unlikely they’ll attend college in the fall, according to a survey conducted last month of more than 1,800 college students, split evenly between incoming freshmen and returning students....

College faculty push contract negotiations as pandemic continues

Dive Brief: College faculty across the U.S. are organizing to force administrators to allow them to teach remotely this fall. They’re also rejecting budget cuts and layoffs related to the global health crisis.  Instructors in at least one system, the City...

Babalakin Vs UNILAG VC: Background of the crisis

Professor Ogundipe and Babalakin The cat and mouse game between Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe and Wale Babalakin blew open last February when Babalakin petitioned the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, accusing the VC of running a one-man show in the...