Four schools in Massachusetts are facing state takeover based on 2013 test scores, while momentum builds behind a lawsuit over takeovers in Virginia.
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September 19, 2013
September 16, 2013
Marc Tucker interviews Bob Linn, an expert on American testing, and Howard Everson, the Vice-President for Research at the College Board, on the country's current direction in standards and assessments.
September 16, 2013
Secretary Duncan's threats to withhold funds from California if they do not continue to give tests that are not aligned with common core makes no sense. California has a better plan.
September 13, 2013
The first time I learned about Diane Ravitch is a lot like the first time I learned about Ronald Reagan. Let me explain.
September 09, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tells the Golden State that he couldn't "in good conscience" approve its proposed suspension of accountability testing.
September 06, 2013
Marc Tucker interviews David Driscoll,former commissioner of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the nation's current struggles with standards, exams and accountability.
August 27, 2013
IN DC, the city's public charter school board has proposed a plan that would base 80% of a Kindergarten's overall quality on its students' reading and math scores. Sam Chaltain thinks that's a bad idea -- and he has a solution to offer.
August 20, 2013
A poll published by Education Next shows both support and opposition to the common core growing in 2013, with the latter nearly doubling.
August 16, 2013
Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen announced he is leaving his position to work on strategic innovation at the Council of Chief State School Officers.
August 09, 2013
Marc Tucker exposes faults in the argument that policymakers should abandon the common core assessments on the grounds that they are too expensive.