New York state lawmakers have approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bill changing the impact of assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards when it comes to teacher and principal evaluations.
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June 20, 2014
June 12, 2014
A high-powered panel discussion in Washington focused on school and student accountability, but revealed disparate attitudes about the importance of testing.
June 09, 2014
The Kansas National Education Association is filing a legal challenge to a new law that eliminated due-process rights for state teachers.
May 30, 2014
The N.Y. state teachers' union is now calling for an end to participation in field tests being administered by the Pearson testing company.
May 12, 2014
Due to their contract language with the local district, teachers in Wichita may be protected from a new Kansas law that ends due-process rights for K-12 educators.
May 07, 2014
Despite federal Judge Mark Walker's criticisms of Florida's evaluation system, he declined to strike it down, saying it was a legal method for judging teachers.
March 18, 2014
Leaders of the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association voice sharp disagreement with state education chiefs about the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
March 10, 2014
Issues that will occupy Indiana education officials include potentially problematic changes to teacher licensure, and a new state assessment to match Indiana's forthcoming new standards.
March 06, 2014
On the eve of his departure as New Jersey schools chief, Chris Cerf criticizes the state union's 'misinformation' on teacher evaluation.
February 20, 2014
In another sign of unease about the common core from teachers' unions, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel has expressed concerns about how the standards have been introduced.