Many states rely too heavily on standardized testing, open their doors too easily to charters and vouchers, and fall short in supporting teachers, the Network for Public Education says.
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January 21, 2016
A state takeover plan would allow the financially struggling district to declare bankruptcy and the state to avoid any liability.
November 16, 2015
In addition to the scores from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), Smarter Balanced, and other common-core tests from the past school year, the interactive presentation includes scores from previous state tests.
November 05, 2015
As Montana's superintendent she's overseen efforts to improve the state's graduation rate and some of its most disadvantaged American Indian students.
November 04, 2015
Business executive Matt Bevin opposes the common core, which Kentucky is currently reviewing, and wants to create a new voucher program for students in the Bluegrass State.
November 03, 2015
States have been working on building high-quality accountability systems for years, the report from the CCSSO says. And they aren't going to let up just because the feds stop making them do certain things.
November 02, 2015
The funding increase was approved in a special session of the state legislature. Ducey signed the legislation into law on Friday. Voters will have the final say-so on the measure in a May 17 election.
October 30, 2015
The "too much testing" story line has been gathering momentum for quite some time. Check out our new Storify that's collected articles and other media about the topic.
October 27, 2015
The vote by Arizona's state school board formally repeals the standards, but also leaves them on the books for now. So what gives?
October 26, 2015
Of the eight seats on the 11-member Louisiana state school board that were up for election, six were won by those that favor the common core.