Obama Talks Testing

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 12, and IndyKids staff In December 2015, President Obama signed into place the Every Student Succeeds Act. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons On December 10, 2015, President Obama released a new education policy called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The...

Original Poem: It’s All About That Test

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12, and AUDREN HEDGES DUROY, age 8 Standardized tests are taking over the school (that test, that test, that test, that test) Well what do you say when the state makes that rule? (that test, that test, that test, that test) You create all...

Middle School Choice 101

By ADEDAYO PERKOVICH, age 10 While some students can prepare themselves for standardized tests with private tutoring, many cannot afford this, which creates inequality. PHOTO: Jennifer Cogswell City Year The middle school application process in New York City aims to...