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October 29, 2014

Large Suburban Districts Call for More Testing Flexibility

The Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium is made up of 16 school districts across the country. Earlier this year, the group also called for reduced emphasis on testing.

October 25, 2014

Urban Educators Debate Testing in National Town Hall

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.

October 14, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Case: Prosecution Zeroes In on Former Regional Director

The trial in the nation's largest cheating scandal is now in its third week. A dozen former educators and administrators face felony racketeering charges for their alleged roles in changing students' test scores to inflate performance and qualify for bonuses.

October 09, 2014

Columbus District Employees to Return Bonuses Earned For Bogus Gains

The district, which has been at the center of a statewide 'data-scrubbing' attendance scandal, rewarded employees in schools that showed steady academic improvement. The gains turned out to be the result of data manipulation.

October 01, 2014

Test Scores to Count for Less in New York City School Accountability

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 28, 2014

Florida District May Be the First in the Country to Forgo State Testing

After an emotional, three-hour hearing, the Lee County school district becomes the first to refuse to participate in state-mandated testing.

May 14, 2013

And So Ends the Seattle Testing Boycott Saga—for Now

Seattle superintendent José Banda emailed the district with a plan of action for the MAP test that spawned a teacher boycott.

May 01, 2013

Baton Rouge Seeks to Avoid State Takeover

The East Baton Rouge Parish school board plans to move 100 gifted and talented students from a higher-performing elementary school to a lower-performing school this fall in order to improve the test scores of the lower-performing school.

March 29, 2013

Dozens Protest New Dallas Principal Evaluations

Community members protested Dallas's new principal evaluation system at district headquarters.

August 09, 2012

Report Confirms Cheating at One D.C. School

The District of Columbia's Office of the Inspector General investigated allegations of cheating at one school that was prompted by a USA Today investigation.

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