DeVos: States should ‘rethink’ assessment, consider competency, mastery-based assessments

Dive Brief: In a letter this week telling chief state school officers they will be expected to administer summative assessments for the 2020-21 school year, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos encouraged state leaders to consider competency and mastery-based assessments.   “Now may be the perfect time for you to rethink assessment in your state,” DeVos said, adding testing this […]

Study: Only 8 states had distance learning plan at start of pandemic

Dive Brief: Despite school closures in 2009 over swine flu, most districts didn’t prepare for a pandemic that would shutter schools for months and require large-scale distance learning, with research from Child Trends released in March showing only eight states had...

More states including teachers on education boards

Dive Brief: Fourteen states now require that a teacher serve on their state board of education, according to an analysis from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). In other states, teachers are included in policy development through inclusion...

Coronavirus postpones school athletics in 25 states

Dive Brief: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently recommended delaying all fall sports until 2021, joining several other states in postponing or eliminating the season, District Administration reports. The controversial decision disappointed members of the Pennsylvania...

FG, states meet next Monday to discuss modalities

By Joseph Erunke ABUJA – A meeting between the federal and state governments to discuss modalities for resumption of schools will hold next week Monday. The meeting which will be presided by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, is to have all state...