Even as most other states struggle with the lowest-performing "priority" and "focus" schools, Washington is one of the few that's meeting expectations in those areas.
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March 14, 2014
March 11, 2014
Does the U.S. Department of Education's rejection of a South Carolina district's testing-waiver request put up a roadblock for testing companies trying to break into the common-core market?
March 07, 2014
The nation's largest state has won approval to ditch its state tests in favor of new field tests aligned to the common core, which won't produce any data for student accountability for at least a year, sources say.
February 28, 2014
A recurring theme of the U.S. Department of Education's monitoring reports is the struggle for states to implement the required improvements in its priority and focus schools.
February 27, 2014
Leaders in Washington state have floated a bare-bones outline of a first-of-its-kind waiver that may or may not fly with the U.S. Department of Education.
February 25, 2014
Maryland's latest No Child Left Behind waiver request illustrates how difficult it is to monitor and understand the national accountability landscape.
February 21, 2014
Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota are the latest to get their grades from the U.S. Department of Education on their No Child Left Behind waiver implementation.
February 21, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education is allowing Idaho to give only common-core-aligned field tests to students this spring, which means no achievement data will be produced for parents, educators, and the public.
February 20, 2014
Both states asked for too much leeway in implementing their teacher-evaluation systems, so federal officials want to take a closer look.
February 14, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education grants North Carolina a waiver allowing a one-year delay in tying teacher evaluations to personnel decisions, and it gives seven states waivers so they don't have to double-test students.