Fewer obscure words expected in new SAT test (NPR): Words like “mendacious” and “jettison” may soon disappear from the SAT test, if new College Board president David Coleman has his way. Coleman has said he would like to replace the obscure vocabulary questions with words that students are more likely to use in real life.
San Francisco start-up aims to help teachers manage classroom data (The New York Times): A company called Clever is using a single sign on process to enable teachers to access different online resources more easily. The software is now in about 15,000 schools.
Minnesota tries out new teacher evaluation protocol (The Hechinger Report): A new system in Minnesota means beginning teachers are now evaluated three times a year for the first three years. Seventeen school districts are piloting the program before it is implemented statewide next fall.
- The 13 most important charts of 2013 (The Washington Post)
- Two teachers save bus after driver thrown from seat (ABC News)
- Common Core headlines you probably won’t see in 2014 (Education Week)
- “I cheated all throughout high school” (The Atlantic)