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June 27, 2013

Five State Education Reform Tidbits From New NCES Data

The National Center for Education Statistics today released updated data on states' policy changes on accountability, testing, finance, school choice, and other education issues.

June 14, 2013

What Will It Take to Ensure Educators Have the Freedom to Teach?

Guest post by Zac Chase In his essay "I - Thou - It," David Hawkins describes the triangular relationship between the teacher, the student and the content of learning. He refers to that final piece as the "It" of education -- the larger themes of a unit and the key principles a school espouses and ...

June 11, 2013

State Test Results Released in Texas, Florida: How Did Students Do?

Test results from Texas and Florida released in early June show flat results on many tests, but improvement on some.

June 10, 2013

L.A. Unified Improves English-Learner Outcomes, Superintendent Says

The nation's most ELL-rich school district continues to roll out its latest plan to raise achievement for students who are still learning English.

June 07, 2013

Federal Lawmakers Weigh Computer-Adaptive Testing

A pair of measures introduced in Congress encourage the use of "adaptive" testing, exams that respond to student answers to gauge the performance level.

June 06, 2013

ELL Accountability Could Widen Under Harkin NCLB Bill

More schools would be held accountable for the performance of English-learners under the provisions of a bill to reauthorize the federal education law.

May 29, 2013

Common-Core Online Practice Tests Unveiled

A group designing tests to go with the common-core online assessments has released practice tests for students, teachers, and parents.

May 28, 2013

Teachers Could Shift the Conversation About Assessment and Accountability

At the Mission Hill School in Boston, teachers decide which ways to assess their students, and why. Educator Kim Farris-Berg imagines what it would like like if all teachers across the country were similarly trusted.

May 23, 2013

Governing American Education: The Challenge

Marc Tucker argues that the country is very unlikely to match the performance of the top-performing countries without major changes to its system of education governance.

May 21, 2013

Texas Could Create Special District for School Turnarounds

A bill from a Texas senator would create a special state-run district to take over low-performing schools.

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