Stories tagged: "standardized testing"

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants classrooms reopened by March 1, but  COVID vaccinations could make all the difference for school staff and students.
Michigan Will Ease Student Assessments and That’s Exactly What Kids Need, Educators Say

In the hardest-hit region of Michigan, the extra flexibility the Biden Administration is giving schools lets teachers like Cathy Murray focus on what's most important—learning.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event called "Kids First: Getting America's Children Safely Back to School" in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Betsy DeVos Wants Students Taking Standardized Tests During the Pandemic. Educators Think That’s a Bad Idea.

Even in the best of times, a standardized test is "a juggernaut of draining money from schools," says a former Michigan Teacher of the Year.