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July 10, 2017

Principals Often Shy Away From Giving 'True' Teacher Evaluations

Teachers often receive "effective" and "highly effective" ratings on high-stakes evaluations even when their principals admit behind closed doors that they're "very ineffective," a new study finds.

June 08, 2016

GreatSchools Ratings to Expand, Include U.S. Civil Rights Data

The site with more than 50 million users aims to make information on student access to educational opportunity more accessible for parents.

March 08, 2016

Six Districts Join NAEP's Trial Urban District Assessment Program

The districts in Clark County, Nev.; Denver, Fort Worth, Texas; Guilford County; N.C.; Milwaukee; and Shelby County, Tenn., will be part of the specially collected NAEP results in select urban districts.

October 28, 2015

Big-City Districts Produce a Few Bright Spots in Otherwise Dim NAEP Results

Some urban districts saw statistically significant gains in their 2015 4th and 8th grade reading and math results, while overall, NAEP scores in both subjects either dropped or stagnated nationally.

October 26, 2015

Top Education Officials Talk Test Proliferation, Quality

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, as well as those representing states and school districts, discussed proposals to improve assessments amid debate about "overtesting" at a panel in Washington.

October 05, 2015

Rhode Island High School Leader Named National Principal of the Year

The National Association of Secondary School Principals says Alan Tenreiro has worked hard to "ensure each student in his school is known and well served."

August 18, 2015

Opt-Out Movement Draws 'Little Public Sympathy' in New Poll

A new poll from Education Next also revealed slipping public support for the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and teacher tenure, but backers of those policies continue to outnumber opponents.

December 31, 2014

Top District Stories in 2014: Spending, Testing, Principals, and Ferguson

Among the most read posts in 2014 were stories about principals and school leadership, a backlash against standardized testing, the fallout from a police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., and school funding issues in Philadelphia.

December 19, 2014

Los Angeles Requests Delay in Using New Test Scores for Accountability Purposes

Citing concerns over technological readiness, LA Superintendent Raymond Cortines has asked the state Superintendent of Public Instruction Thomas Torlakson not to use the district's students' test scores on new Smarter Balanced tests for "high stakes accountability purposes."

November 25, 2014

As Testing Debate Continues, Some N.J. Schools Scale Back Assessments

One New Jersey high school has canceled midterms and final exams in an effort to cut back on the time students spend taking tests.

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