The U.S. Department of Education has released some general principles for states and districts to help them figure out how to cut back on assessments and ensure that they're used to drive instruction.
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October 24, 2015
October 22, 2015
The states are: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
October 19, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a piece of good news to announce on his way out the door: High school graduation rates appear to be on track to rise for the third year in a row.
October 08, 2015
The toughest issue in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act? Finding the sweet spot on accountability.
October 07, 2015
At the end of the Obama administration's second term, the Education Department is running low on both carrots and sticks.
October 05, 2015
Experts and advocates are divided on whether Duncan's move will have a good, bad, or neutral effect on prospects of overhauling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
October 02, 2015
A former New York state commissioner of education, he will take the reins at the U.S. Department of Education following Secretary Arne Duncan's departure in December.
October 02, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who has pushed through a dramatic reshaping of the nation's education system, first through Race to the Top and then through a series of waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act, will step down in December.
September 30, 2015
The education secretary says that much could be saved by redirecting some non-violent offenders away from prison, and the money used to boost salaries at high-poverty schools.
September 29, 2015
Earlier this year, the Lone Star State essentially seemed to be daring U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to pull its flexibility.