There is no need for all students to sit the same test, that asks the same questions, on the same day. We are smarter than that.
Urban and rural science teachers often lack funding for science lab materials and pay out of pocket to provide those materials for their students, new research detailed in this Speed Read shows.
If we fail to recognise that standardised tests are metro-centric, we will continue to produce disadvantage for rural students.
Nationwide, 16 percent of charter schools are rural. Yet, somehow these key players are often overlooked.
Redesigning staffing policies will attract and retain high-quality teachers in the schools that need them most.