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October 15, 2015

Beyond Test Scores: Rethinking Accountability

States are working to replace NCLB-style accountability systems by measuring school performance through multiple indicators.

August 13, 2015

Launching Personalized Teaching in the Classroom

An effort led by Jobs for the Future and the Council of Chief State School Officers has identified the competencies educators need to lead personalized learning effectively.

July 23, 2015

3 Top-Down Approaches to Improving Teacher Capacity

States are building the professional capacity of teachers to enable them to prepare all students for college, career, and life.

April 17, 2015

Innovation in Action: State Pathways for Advancing Student-Centered Learning

As federal policy makers signal support for innovation, the time is ripe for state leadership. CCSSO just released a new resource to help state leaders build strategies that support innovation and improve outcomes for all students.

April 15, 2015

Improving Accountability Systems to Create Internal Responsibility

How state systems of accountability can support doing good, not just looking good.

March 04, 2015

Are We Actually Engaging Them? A Key Lens for Educational Investment

A study group of state board members outlines policy recommendations for increasing student engagement in learning.

October 27, 2014

Laboratories of Innovation

Drawing parallels to the state "laboratories of innovation" for welfare reform that ultimately led to new approaches in federal policy, CCSSO's Steve Bowen argues for flexibility in a new era of state-federal partnership through ESEA reauthorization.

August 19, 2014

Taking the Risk

A district's transformation has been rewarding and inspiring, but it takes changes in state policy to make such transformations the norm.

July 10, 2014

Going Beyond Bubbles of Innovation: Building Collective Action

How states, districts, and schools can spread and scale student-centered learning through horizontal, vertical, and community-based networks of collaboration.

June 09, 2014

Common-Core Pullouts in S.C. and Okla.: A Bad Sign?

States' rejection of common standards might not mean that the states are rejecting deeper learning, but advocates need to be vigilant.

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