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July 07, 2016

The New Career and Tech. Ed. Bill in Congress: A Closer Look

A congressional committee will take its first crack this week at a new bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

June 22, 2016

Every Student Succeeds Act Raises Questions About Funding AP and IB Fees

The Every Student Succeeds Act gives districts reason to reconsider the longstanding practice of using federal funds to pay for low-income students' Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate testing fees.

May 19, 2016

'Personalized Learning:' More Than Technology

By discussing what leading states are doing to customize learning for students, a new report emphasizes, yet again, that personalized learning and technology-based learning aren't necessarily the same thing.

April 14, 2016

Draft Rules on ESSA Provide Testing Protections for Students With Disabilities

States would have to prove that students who take the SAT or ACT have the testing accommodations they need.

March 09, 2016

Acting Ed. Secretary Pushes Perkins Act Renewal, Unveils New Tech Challenge

John B. King Jr., the Education Department's top official, urges federal lawmakers to reauthorize the big career-tech-ed law, but few are optimistic that Congress will get it done anytime soon.

March 07, 2016

Testing: A Lot Is Riding on Federal Negotiations

'Negotiated rulemaking' has the potential to shape federal testing mandates, particularly at the high school level.

January 04, 2016

Important Changes in High School Testing Allowed in Every Student Succeeds Act

The new law allows states or districts to use the SAT or ACT for high school accountability, a move that signals a shift in what schools measure and what they value.

December 18, 2015

Will States Improve Their College- and Career-Readiness Reporting Under New ESEA?

The Every Student Succeeds Act offers new kinds of metrics to measure middle and high school success. A new study shows that few states embrace these now; Will that change under ESSA?

November 19, 2015

No Child Left Behind Rewrite Proposal Targets High School 'Failure Factories'

A compromise measure allows states to make more decisions about testing and accountability, and to let districts choose their own high school tests.

July 17, 2015

Senate No Child Left Behind Bill Draws Fire for Weakness on Accountability

The legislation now moves into conference with the House version, but critics are attacking it for letting schools with low graduation rates off the hook.

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