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July 14, 2015

What Do Democratic Presidential Candidates Think of the Senate ESEA Bill?

Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., take note: Hillary Clinton had nice things to say about your bill to revamp the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

July 13, 2015

Data Recognition Corp. Poised to Win $51M Testing Contract in Nevada

Nevada, a state frustrated by online testing woes earlier this year, is tentatively set to hire a new vendor to oversee a suite of state assessments.

July 09, 2015

Pearson Loses Out on N.Y. Testing Contract to Questar

Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, has won a $44 million contract to handle grade 3-8 testing in New York state.

July 09, 2015

Amid New Reports of Atlanta Schools Cheating, Superintendent Calls for Change

Atlanta schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen says district employees must be able to report possible wrongdoing without risking retaliation.

July 09, 2015

Appeals Court Upholds Florida Law on Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

A federal appeals court has upheld a Florida law that requires teacher performance evaluations to be based in part on student test scores.

July 09, 2015

Prior to Common-Core Tests, Some States Raised the Bar for 'Proficiency'

A new study shows that many states have upped their standards for what it means to be labeled proficient, a change that some attribute to the advent of the common-core standards.

July 07, 2015

NEA: We Support Test Opt-Out, Oppose Common-Core Tests for Teacher Evaluations

The National Education Association votes to oppose the use of PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests for teacher evaluation.

July 06, 2015

Are Concerns About Common-Core High School Math Standards Proving True?

Smarter Balanced test scores released by three states show that students are largely beating states' projections for student performance—except for on the high school math tests. Did experts warn us this was coming?

July 06, 2015

Are Test Scores Proving Fears About Common-Core High School Math Correct?

In three states that released preliminary common-core test scores in July, high school students failed to meet predictions for math proficiency. Did experts warn us this was coming?

July 06, 2015

House Could Vote on Parent's Right to Opt Out of Tests Under ESEA

The opt-out movement hasn't really been a key issue as Congress wrestles with reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, but that could change this week.

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