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September 16, 2014

New York May Ease Test Requirements for Graduation

The state Board of Regents considers letting students swap one of the social studies exams for a test in career-technical education or the arts.

September 12, 2014

PARCC Makes Speaking-and-Listening Test Optional

With concerns about testing time high on its radar, PARCC decides it needs more time to figure out how to standardize a portion of the test that is embedded in daily classroom instruction.

September 08, 2014

Education Policy and Politics in the N.Y. State Democratic Primary

What's the long-term fallout as Zephyr Teachout, an opponent of common core and high-stakes testing, takes on Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary?

September 08, 2014

Florida School Boards Association Takes On Testing Issue

Motions to demand a halt to standardized testing and an opt-out policy for parents were passed to a legislative committee for possible presentation to state lawmakers.

September 04, 2014

California Higher Education Systems Pledge Common-Core Support

All four segments of California's higher education system are working to align admissions and teacher-preparation programs to reflect the common core.

September 02, 2014

'The Simpsons' Top 10 Education Episodes

The recent marathon of all episodes on the FXX channel proved that education has been a key theme for the show throughout its 25 seasons.

September 02, 2014

Florida District Reverses Decision to Opt Out of State Testing

Last week the Lee County school district in Florida became the first in the country to opt out of all state testing. One member of the board changed her mind, and that was all it took for a vote to rescind.

August 29, 2014

Consequences Uncertain for First District to Opt Out of State-Required Tests

The state department of education has said nothing about what might happen to Lee County in the wake of its decision to boycott state-required tests.

August 29, 2014

Oklahoma: The First State to Lose Its NCLB Waiver Over Standards

When states have had problems with waivers from No Child Left Behind, it's usually been because of their teacher-evaluation plans. This time a state lost its waiver because it's standards weren't good enough.

August 28, 2014

Florida District May Be the First in the Country to Forgo State Testing

After an emotional, three-hour hearing, the Lee County school district becomes the first to refuse to participate in state-mandated testing.

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