The Council of the Great City Schools convened a town hall on the current testing regime in public schools, with panelists discussing its impact and what's needed to better assess student learning and the effectiveness of classroom instruction.
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October 25, 2014
October 01, 2014
The new accountability system, announced by Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Wednesday, ditches the A-F letter grades utilized during the Michael R. Bloomberg era.
August 27, 2014
The Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium, which represents 16 districts across the country, applauded Education Secretary Arne Duncan's recent statement that there is too much focus on standardized testing in the nation's schools.
July 10, 2014
A national group critical of improvement strategies used in recent years in the District of Columbia public schools says education leaders in the city have overstated improvements in student achievement.
June 04, 2014
The Ohio Department of Education will now review 2012-2013 student attendance data for the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Columbus school systems.
May 29, 2014
Education Department officials flagged problem areas for the seven districts participating in the No Child Left Behind Act waiver, including delays and changes to strategies aimed at the lowest-achieving schools.
May 02, 2014
Seven of the original eight districts participating in the waiver are seeking an extension and asking for more time to implement their teacher-evaluation systems.
February 11, 2014
Fifteen countywide or suburban district superintendents call for a lot less testing and much more leeway for states and districts on setting and achieving goals in any new version of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
August 08, 2013
Under their newly won flexibility from No Child Left Behind, eight California districts are making dramatic changes to school accountability and oversight.
August 02, 2013
A number of district leaders in Indiana ask tough questions about the integrity of the state's A-F grading system amid revelations that the former state superintendent changed a grade to benefit one charter school.