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November 07, 2013

How States Present—and Spin—NAEP Scores for the Public

Several states where 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress scores showed no statistically significant improvement chose to focus on how their students performed against national averages.

August 09, 2013

Common Core: How Much is it Damaging Test Scores?

New York, California and Wyoming have all reported broad declines in students' test performance this year, attributing the drops in varying degrees to the Common Core State Standards.

August 02, 2013

A Conservative Kansas Board Member on Supporting Common Core

A conservative member of the Kansas state board believes attacks on the Common Core State Standards are motivated by fear, not facts.

August 01, 2013

Options Indiana School Officials Discussed for Adjusting Grades

A document published by the Associated Press might reveal how Indiana officials altered the state's A-F accountability system in September 2012.

July 31, 2013

Indiana School Grades and Tony Bennett: A Few More Issues

Questions remain about actions by Indiana K-12 chief Tony Bennett regarding the state's A-F accountability system and an Indianapolis charter school in 2012.

July 22, 2013

Texas Seeks Waiver From Feds on Test Exemptions

Texas is waiting on a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to exempt certain students from reading and math tests.

June 25, 2013

Arne Duncan Decries 'Imaginary' Attacks on Common Core

Sec. Arne Duncan defended the Common Core State Standards from what he called false political attacks in prepared remarks to newspaper editors.

June 11, 2013

State Test Results Released in Texas, Florida: How Did Students Do?

Test results from Texas and Florida released in early June show flat results on many tests, but improvement on some.

May 21, 2013

Texas Could Create Special District for School Turnarounds

A bill from a Texas senator would create a special state-run district to take over low-performing schools.

May 20, 2013

Alabama Gov. Questions School Choice Bill He Signed, Seeks Delay, Fails

A push by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, to delay a recently signed school-choice plan by two years fell short among lawmakers.

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