- I wrote about three government agencies’ efforts to cooperate in the name of helping veterans collect their education benefits.
- My colleague Dave Boucher has an update on the Raese Case against WVU.
- West Virginia Public Broadcasting has a piece up on the construction of the state’s first inter-county school. That school might only directly affect Gilmer and Lewis counties, but we might be able to consider it a litmus test for how well small school systems can work together to provide services more efficiently. For context, check the piece I wrote about the push for cross-district administration back in February.
- New York state released results from the state’s last standardized tests this morning. It’s the first test that aligns with the state’s version of the federal Common Core Standards, so the results have a lot to say about testing standards and education accountability. West Virginia is in the process of rolling out its own version of Common Core and that’s been controversial. We’ll get our first clues about the effectiveness of those standards when West Virginia students take a new standardized test themselves. Until then, though, we can look to New York — Gotham Schools is doing a great job of decoding the test score results.
- I also liked this piece from the Washington Post on what schools across the country are doing to deal with parents who take issue with the teacher their child has been assigned to for the fall. Spoiler: Those parents often get pushy.