Those involved in the opt-out movement said they were strongly motivated by opposition to test-based teacher evaluations and the private sector's influence in schools, the survey reported.
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August 11, 2016
August 05, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education is asking people to share photos of themselves reading as part of its #ReadWhereYouAre campaign.
July 29, 2016
A new paper lists 28 ways federally funded research has changed what we know about how to teach whole numbers, fractions, algebra, and other math topics.
June 23, 2016
A change to the federal AP/IB program under the Every Student Succeeds Act means states and districts will need to think hard about continuing to cover low-income students' testing fees.
June 20, 2016
U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. called on schools to help foster "making"or hands-on creating, building, and tinkeringby giving students space for that sort of innovation.
May 20, 2016
At a 9-year-old's request, the president is asking kids for their ideas on what they think is important in science, technology, engineering, and math education.
May 13, 2016
At a panel discussion in Washington, reading and policy experts came together to discuss how states can use their new flexibility under ESSA to begin to increase students' reading achievement.
April 27, 2016
Much like their 4th and 8th grade peers, high school seniors have lost ground in math over the last two years, according to the most recent scores on a national achievement test.
March 01, 2016
The White House launched a new effort to expose K-12 students to what happens in the nation's federal science labs, in the hopes of sparking more interest in STEM careers.
January 30, 2016
Today, the White House announced what it's calling an "ambitious, all-hands-on deck" initiative to get every student in the United States coding.