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September 09, 2013

Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan Warns California Not to Suspend Tests

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

David Driscoll: Implementing the Common Core and the Consortia's Tests

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

How Should We Evaluate Our Preschools?

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

Common Core Support, and Opposition, Increase in K-12 Policy Poll

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

Bowen Leaving Maine Department to Work at Chiefs' Group

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

The New Dropouts? The States Divide on Testing and Accountability

Marc Tucker exposes faults in the argument that policymakers should abandon the common core assessments on the grounds that they are too expensive.

August 08, 2013

Indiana Chief Finds 'Manipulation' of School Grades

Indiana superintendent Glenda Ritz says a preliminary examination shows "manipulation" of school grades under former K-12 chief Tony Bennett in 2012.

August 08, 2013

NCLB Waiver in Hand, CORE Districts Move Ahead

Under their newly won flexibility from No Child Left Behind, eight California districts are making dramatic changes to school accountability and oversight.

August 05, 2013

Recriminations Continue for Tony Bennett, A-F School Accountability

The fallout from the resignation of Tony Bennett from Florida's top K-12 job continues in Indiana and elsewhere.

August 02, 2013

Indiana Superintendents Don't Want Tainted Accountability System

A number of district leaders in Indiana ask tough questions about the integrity of the state's A-F grading system amid revelations that the former state superintendent changed a grade to benefit one charter school.

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