Guest post by Jessica Ainsworth
The use of standardized or large-scale assessments affect the decision-making of policymakers, educational leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders—as those of us at Lithia Springs High School learned when standardized testing results and other factors placed us on the state’s “at-risk” list. Lithia Springs High was considered a failing school in Georgia, and we had an enormous task before us to change that perception. (more…)
NASSP Board of Directors Considers Statement on Transgender Students
The NASSP Board of Directors has stated its intent to adopt a position statement on transgender students. It will be open for a public comment period until Friday, June 10, and the Board will give final approval at its next meeting in July. Please send feedback to NASSP Director of Advocacy Amanda Karhuse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the position statement, NASSP called on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to issue guidance to schools on transgender students. (more…)