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New York City Reduces Reliance on Test Scores in New Accountability Plan

The move follows up on the promise made by new Mayor Bill de Blasio to evaluate schools in a more holistic way.


Finding Overlap in the Common Math, Language Arts, and Science Standards

A Stanford researcher's Venn diagram shows the overlap between the common core and the Next Generation Science Standards, which some are using to argue for standards adoption.


Common-Core Math Testing: Using an Equation Editor

Both of the consortia creating common-core tests say they're improving their equation editors, but math experts say students won't have much trouble figuring out how to use them.


Colorado Students Protest School Board's History Proposal

Hundreds of students stage a walkout in protest of a Colorado district school board's plan to change its history curriculum to one that portrays the United States in a better light.


Common-Core Assessment Group Revises Testing Time

New figures, based on field-testing data, show that schools will have to allot 10 to 11 hours to allow students enough time to finish the tests.


'Banned Books Week' Spotlights Censorship Efforts

The 32-year-old event encourages the reading of books that have been challenged or banned from bookstores and libraries.


Colorado Teacher Refuses to Give Common-Core Tests

The elementary school literacy coach objects to the "onslaught" of common-core curricula and the increasing load of test preparation.


New Federal Legislation Introduced to Reduce Mandated Tests

The latest piece of legislation that aims to cut back on testing would allow students in grades 3-8 to take only one test per year: English/language arts or mathematics.


Texas Board Members Wary of Changes to AP History Program

The Texas state board of education is considering requiring Advanced Placement U.S. History courses to follow the state curriculum rather than the framework laid out by the test developers, reports the Associated Press.


Florida Halts State Reading Tests for Grades K-2

Technological problems were cited as the reason for dropping the diagnostic tests for the state's youngest children.


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