The Prime Issue 13

As we approach this Juneteenth, the staff at New Meridian stands with those who call for true equality in America, and we will work hard to bring about change in our industry. George Floyd’s death cannot be in vain.

The Prime Issue 12

Teachers and parents are extraordinarily apprehensive about where students stand academically. Early studies show that the impact of lost learning time, compounded with summer learning loss, could be substantial.

The Prime Issue 11

Prompted perhaps by the recent release of disappointing NAEP reading scores, many state education leaders are asking, what aren’t we getting right about literacy instruction?

What Aren’t We Getting Right About Literacy Instruction?

Are our schools starving students of important historical, cultural, literary, and technical knowledge by focusing reading instruction exclusively on developing reading skills without teaching content knowledge?

Should NAEP Be More Aligned to State Standards?

How well does the National Assessment of Educational Progress align to state education standards and assessments, and should that alignment improve? Tell us what you think.

‘What is Tested is What Gets Taught’

Recent disappointing results on NAEP and PISA have prompted many policy makers and pundits to question the billions of dollars invested in large-scale, standards-based reform initiatives.