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IN DC, the city's public charter school board has proposed a plan that would base 80% of a Kindergarten's overall quality on its students' reading and math scores. Sam Chaltain thinks that's a bad idea -- and he has a solution to offer.


Should the early childhood community seek its own set of early learning standards? Or is the increasingly polarized debate over the Common Core reason enough to stay away?


As families across the country get ready for the rhythms of a new school year, teachers are getting ready for something else: new evaluation systems with high stakes and different definitions of what constitutes a job well done. In theory, this is a good thing. So why has almost every new framework for measuring teacher effectiveness been met with such fierce resistance?


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