Accountability is the enemy of excellence.
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September 17, 2014
September 16, 2014
The 1.1 million-student school system has struggled to move the needle on improving academic achievement and graduation rates for its 160,000 English-learners.
September 07, 2014
The standards are new. The evaluation systems are new. Everyone has to learn something. Now even those who put them in place in the first place are rethinking the accountability timeline.
August 31, 2014
Education is less like a vast machine than it is like a rain forest.
August 27, 2014
The Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium, which represents 16 districts across the country, applauded Education Secretary Arne Duncan's recent statement that there is too much focus on standardized testing in the nation's schools.
August 21, 2014
A report from the National Center on Education and the Economy says holding teachers accountable for the results on annual standardized tests is not in line with international practices and warps instruction unproductively.
August 21, 2014
A new report from NCEE calls for replacing the current system of test-based accountability with a system much more likely to result in improvements in student performance.
August 14, 2014
If we continue to focus on student growth and improvement as learners, keep track of that progress, and watch its impact on standard test results, will we be able to know if what we are doing is helping students develop as learners and thinkers.
August 11, 2014
11 of Michigan's 40 charter school authorizers face possible suspension for poor oversight.
August 06, 2014
A 2012 California law requires changes to its Academic Performance Index by 2015. What's the progress and what are lingering challenges?