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March 04, 2015

New Report Alleges Shortcomings in California Virtual Education Program

A new report questions the academic performance and financial accountability of the California Virtual Academies, though the online provider and its parent company dispute the findings.

March 03, 2015

Voters Want Less Charter School Growth and More Regulation, Survey Finds

The poll results were unveiled in tandem with a new charter school accountability initiative being spearheaded by the Center for Popular Democracy and In the Public Interest.

March 03, 2015

What's Worth Keeping in NCLB?

Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, paying particular attention to how it might be improved from its current incarnation as "No Child Left Behind."

February 26, 2015

The Limits of Testing and the Future of Accountability

Should policymakers have anticipated the problematic consequences of high-stakes testing? Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss.

February 26, 2015

Federal Policy on Teacher Quality: Is Accountability the Answer?

Tough-minded accountablity reforms for teachers colleges miss the mark in efforts to improve teacher quality.

February 24, 2015

Fewer Absences, More Misbehavior in Schools That Miss Academic Benchmarks

Forget narrowing the academic curriculum; could accountability narrow schools' focus on student behaviors?

February 24, 2015

Why Has the Dominance of Standardized Tests Persisted?

In this post, Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss the increasingly central role that standardized tests have played in public education for the past two decades.

February 23, 2015

Students in Struggling Schools More Likely to Attend, But Misbehave, Study Finds

Forget narrowing the academic curriculum; could accountability narrow schools' focus on student behaviors?

February 23, 2015

Governors at D.C. Meeting Anxious Over NCLB Rewrite, K-12 Workforce

Governors heard updates about the possible direction of federal education law, and stressed that they needed more certainty from Washington as they work to improve schools.

February 19, 2015

Michigan's Charter Authorizers Earn Mostly Average Grades in New Report

The final grades administered by Education Trust-Midwest were based on the student academic achievement and growth in the schools authorizers oversee.

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