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Are Standardized Tests Challenging Academic Rigor?

Monday, May 20, 2013

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By Dr. Conrad Lotze VP & Dean, School of Education at American Public University This year, millions of school-aged children will spend multiple hours at school taking standardized tests. Stop and think about that for a minute. Now ask yourself some questions: What are the tests designed to measure? Who decides what content gets tested? How much time do students and their teachers spend specifically preparing for those tests?

Empowering K-12 via County Partnerships

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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By Dr. Conrad Lotze VP & Dean, School of Education at American Public University American Public University System (APUS) created the Leadership in Learning Partnership (LLP) in partnership with West Virginia schools. Through this partnership, we offer an opportunity for school districts to work with a nationally recognized online university to provide professional development opportunities to their staff members.

Accountability in Higher Education: It’s Not Your Mother’s Educator Preparation Program

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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By Dr. Tammy Lynn Woody I recently had the opportunity to attend the National Summit on Educator Effectiveness as one of four representatives from West Virginia. The Council of Chief State School Officers hosted this event in Seattle, Washington this past May. Many conversations focused on accountability, K-12 student achievement, and the transformation of educator preparation programs.

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