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October 21, 2014

New 'Opportunity Index' Charts Preschool, Other Education Indicators by Community

Opportunity Nation, a coalition of more than 300 groups, created the index to offer a snapshot view of a community's economic, educational, and social performance.

October 10, 2014

Education Department Reshapes Special Education Technical Assistance Centers

The regional resource centers that provided technical assistance to states on special education issues are being restructured into a large center that will provide help to states nationwide.

October 03, 2014

Tiny Oklahoma District Fights State Grade Based on Disabled Students' Test Scores

The Peckham district in northern Oklahoma, which enrolls about 100 students in grades K-8, has about 30 students with disabilities and has seen its state ranking plummet to F over two years, based in part on student test scores.

October 01, 2014

Finding Overlap in the Common Math, Language Arts, and Science Standards

A Stanford researcher's Venn diagram shows the overlap between the common core and the Next Generation Science Standards, which some are using to argue for standards adoption.

September 02, 2014

Seattle Grappling With Long-Running Problems in Special Education System

The district's special education leader has been placed on paid leave, exacerbating leadership and communication problems in the school system, which serves about 7,000 students with disabilities.

September 02, 2014

Attendance Affects Achievement: Study Provides State-by-State Look

A study by Attendance Works tracks the effects of absences on NAEP scores at a state-by-state level.

August 28, 2014

Special Educators in Pennsylvania Districts Set Strike Date

The special education teachers and staff in three Lehigh Valley districts have gone without a contract for a year.

August 25, 2014

Medicaid Reimbursement Woes Still Plague New York

New York State and the New York City school district tightened up Medicaid reimbursement rules in the wake of a record-setting settlement in 2009, but now the city is missing out on money it deserves, according to the city comptroller.

August 15, 2014

Next Generation Science Standards: Which States Adopted and When?

Since the common science standards were finalized in April 2013, 12 states and the District of Columbia have adopted them.

August 14, 2014

Use of NAEP Scores in Special Education Evaluation System Meant to Be Temporary

The Education Department responds to concerns from GOP lawmakers that it is using the National Assessment of Educational Progress inappropriately to grade states on academic performance.

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