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January 27, 2014

New York Teachers' Union Votes No Confidence in Ed. Commissioner

The board of the state's powerful teachers union also takes a stand against the way the Common Core State Standards have been implemented.

January 24, 2014

N.Y. Seeks Permission to Give Out-of-Level Tests to Students With Disabilities

The state says this policy would allow students to be tested more accurately, but special education advocates worry such testing would lead to lowered standards.

January 24, 2014

State Chiefs Pledge to Not Share Student Data With Arne Duncan, Ed. Dept.

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistage consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

January 24, 2014

State Chiefs to Arne Duncan: We Won't Share Student Data

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistate consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

January 22, 2014

New York Panel to Examine Possible Changes to Common Core

Gov. Cuomo calls for a panel to evaluate the state's implementation of common core and to recommend changes.

January 17, 2014

Survey Finds Moms Seeking A More Active Role In Their Children's Education

National survey finds that mothers of school-aged children consider themselves the "chief education officers" in their households and that homework is a key stressor.

January 17, 2014

More States Dumping the GED, Choosing Alternative Tests

New Hampshire opts for a new high school equivalency test designed by ETS, joining a list of nine other states doing likewise.

January 16, 2014

Voucher Students Should Participate in State Tests, Says Fordham

Private schools accepting voucher- and tax-credit-scholarship students should be required to administer state tests to those students and disclose the results, says the Fordham Institute.

January 15, 2014

Alaska Withdraws From Smarter Balanced Testing Group

Alaska chooses to have the University of Kansas design its assessments.

January 14, 2014

All 50 States Now Using Testing or Student Performance for School Accountability

In 2002, only eight states used graduation rates in school accountability systems, the Education Commission of the States found; that had jumped to 44, plus the District of Columbia, in 2013.

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