Let's think of three, four, or at most five issues we could unite on, principles that might cut across some of the unnecessarily warring parties.
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October 04, 2012
October 03, 2012
The $25 million federal grant used to establish the center is one of many the federal Education Department has announced in recent weeks that involve special education.
October 01, 2012
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution finds that most oversights in most states put them at risk for large-scale cheating on state tests.
September 28, 2012
A common-standards advocate argues that many aspects of American education will have to change if schooling is to fully reflect the new expectations.
September 28, 2012
Is it bad to teach to the test?
September 27, 2012
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a complaint against New York City's Specialized High Schools' admissions process. It says that over-reliance on a less-than-perfect test leads to disproportionately low numbers of African-American and Latino students at the schools.
September 19, 2012
States' plans to use the common assessments as exit exams spark a warning from a Washington research-and-policy group.
September 18, 2012
Just 5 percent of 8th graders and 5 percent of 12th graders who took the new National Assessment of Educational Progress in writing earned a score at or above the "proficient" level.
September 17, 2012
We all remember the scene in the movie Network where a character throws open the window, sticks his head out, and yells, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore." Last week, about 30,000 educators in Chicago came to a similar breaking point. It was a fascinating week for watchers an...
September 14, 2012
Two big assessment consortia partner with the organizations that led the common-standards initiative to seek funding.