After a long history of failed curriculum reforms, can parents do anything about public education? This is a Call to Action!
A state science test deadline ends an excellent regular physics class at Aragon HS and pushes too many students into AP Physics.
A Harvard School of Education article decries the misuse of standardized testing, but ignores the fact that Harvard is a prime motivator of the AP exam craze.
What does a test mean when the passing grade is only 36% ???
Aragon has a hole in the curriculum after precalculus. They could fill it by offering a non-AP calculus class.
Catching up on important local school news, the college admission race, and Betsy DeVos.
Or how to really make great American scientists again… 😉 Parents, here are suggestions for how to engage your kids.
AP Exam questions should not be used on chapter tests early in the school year except possibly as extra credit. This practice of using “trick questions” too early damages students’ confidence when they are trying to master material for the first time.
Extremely important information about high school AP math and science courses gained from “bitter experience.” Parents and incoming students should carefully study this article BEFORE they sign up for classes each year.