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Department of Education continues to give states more assessment flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act, the number of states that plan to use common-core-aligned field tests in all, or nearly all, of their schools continues to grow. Late
As some states use their No Child Left Behind Act waivers to try to move far away from certain aspects of the law, Minnesota is doing the opposite when it comes to accountabilityand with early, promising results. The state is eschewing popular
Rep. George Miller's decision not to seek another term after decades as an education-policy powerhouse on Capitol Hill will create a void in Congress, at a time when other pivotal legislative positions are likely to change hands in both the House and
I [...] by Julia Steiny In January 2002, the worker bees were settling into their jobs at the Rhode Island Department of Education after the Christmas break. I was sniffing around for stories and ran into Dr. Dennis Cheek, the head of research, who
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'