National Issues

Book Deserts and Their Effects

Feature Report: “Book Deserts and Their Effects” — with citations and resources Recording, 7/13/17, begins at 2:00 — Over the past few years, the District has been one of three cities involved in a study of access to children’s books…. Read More ›

Fight for 6 NOT 540 Days of Testing

Today’s students lose 540 days, equivalent to three school years, to standardized testing and test prep during their K-12 years, according to Dr. Jesse Turner’s calculations. Back when, standardized tests were rare — occurring roughly three times in a school… Read More ›