No Child Left Behind http://tspr.org en More Iowa Schools Miss Federal Standards http://tspr.org/post/more-iowa-schools-miss-federal-standards <p>Fewer schools in Iowa are meeting the ever-increasing standards of the federal No Child Left Behind law. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:28:42 +0000 Jason Parrott 41125 at http://tspr.org More Iowa Schools Miss Federal Standards Teaching To The Child Rather Than To The Test http://tspr.org/post/teaching-child-rather-test <p>The Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats said &ldquo;Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.&rdquo; That pretty well sums up the thinking behind a concept often referred to as progressive education.<br /><br />One of the concept&#39;s biggest advocates is Amy Valens. Her final year in the classroom is the subject of the documentary film <a href="http://www.augusttojune.com/" target="_blank"><em>August to June</em></a>, which was screened at <a href="http://www.wiu.edu/" target="_blank">Western Illinois University</a>.<br /> Sun, 18 Mar 2012 19:30:23 +0000 Rich Egger 12029 at http://tspr.org Teaching To The Child Rather Than To The Test