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Finalized and welcomed by the education community three years ago, the standards are now starting to trickle into classroom practices, so hackles are up. But somehow the American public has [...] by Julia Steiny It's true: if allowed to survive, the
The 2014 Washington state legislative session needs to focus on education, in terms of budget, of course, but also in terms of bringing the state’s teacher evaluation system in line with federal standards, under threat of losing the state&
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan faces an increasingly rocky education policy landscape and wavering support for his aggressive K-12 agendaat a time when his stack of bargaining chips is dwindling. Compared to his assets in President Barack Obama's
Families opting out of testing 'debacle' Posted September 24, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Let's face it: America's public school system leaves much to be desired, even and perhaps especially after the George W...Finally, the counterrevolution has begun and I'
Ray Lauk Supplied photo Updated: September 22, 2013 10:40PM School officials are analyzing the recently released Illinois Standards Achievement Test scores from exams taken in the spring, which as predicted dropped overall, as the standards were
Standardized tests can't make the grade Posted September 18, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Let's face it: America's public school system leaves much to be desired, even after the George W...More American parents and students are fed up with No Child Left Behind'
Tell us The Texas Tribune The federal government has denied the state's request to waive No Child Left Behind testing requirements for students in elementary and middle school, the Texas Education Agency announced Monday. If the waiver had been
Thirty four states and the District of Columbia are eligible for such renewals. The DOE will begin to review renewal applications in January of 2014 and will use the opportunity not only to reaffirm its approval for the achievable plans currently
Julia Steiny I have been, in Facebook lingo, a lurker rather than a poster regarding the new national initiative: the Common Core Standards (CCS)...Each state was told to define and test for academic proficiency...The only problem was that it didn't
It paid well and didn't sound too difficult, except for one thing: His pupil was the starting quarterback on the football team that was making a run at the national championship. The team and especially the quarterback and his favorite pass receiver