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“The most successful companies are the ones that employees believe in.” This is the tagline from Top Workplaces, the organization that recently put Compass Learning on their prestigious list of best places to work in Austin, as posted by the Austin American Statesman. Sure, we’ve been known as a fun, rewarding place to work for [...]
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute regularly reviews the state standards for all 50 states in all the major subject areas. Fordham’s recent report, The State of State Science Standards, included a “C” grade for Texas, a state that has historically exerted a large influence on educational materials nationwide (although that may be changing as Texas districts are now able to adopt materials other than those on the state approved list). This is an improvement from the failing grade the state received the last time its standards were evaluated, in 2005, but it shouldn’t be viewed as anything other than disappointing. In comparison, several other populous states did well. California’s standards received an “A” while New York managed a “B+”.
Looking deeper into the grading, Fordham essentially failed the Texas Chemistry, Physics, and Life Science standards thanks to serious omissions and outright errors.