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March 15, 2013

NCLB Waiver Effort by Calif. Districts Wins State Board Backing

California's state board expressed strong support for the effort of a group of school districts seeking a flexibility waiver from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.

March 14, 2013

The Heart of Our Testing Disagreement

Whether scores rise or fall wouldn't influence me because I think they are phony measures.

March 12, 2013

A Realistic Approach to Better Testing

Imagine 2,000 questions for 4th grade math that cover the entire scope of appropriate material from basic to advanced topics.

February 08, 2013

The Seattle Boycott Is Not About High-Stakes Testing, Except That It Is

A Seattle teacher boycott against a district-mandated exam seems increasingly tied to fights against high-stakes testing, whether or not that was the intended goal.

January 30, 2013

Wyoming K-12 Chief Stripped of Powers, Files Lawsuit

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has signed legislation stripping Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill of her K-12 authority. Hill has sued to overturn the law.

January 28, 2013

Ohio Issues Teacher-Prep Data: 1 in 10 Graduates Struggles

Ohio has released detailed information on its teacher preparation programs, including the percentage of candidates that meet student-growth expectations.

January 24, 2013

Tulsa Teachers Voice Concerns About Technology's Use in District

Teachers and principals in the Tulsa, Okla., schools recently raised worries about their district's technology resources, citing concerns common to school officials nationwide.

January 16, 2013

Teacher vs. CEO Accountability

One incompetent CEO can make more in one year driving the company into the ground than 100 teachers can make in a lifetime successfully teaching students.

December 31, 2012

2012 Rewind: E-Textbooks, Tablets, Common Core, and More

The push for accountability in virtual education, rapid growth of blended learning, and experimentation with open education resources were also top trends in 2012.

December 13, 2012

Rich State, Poor State: The Accountability and Capacity Gap in Arizona's Public School Policies

Arizona Education Coalition Liaison JoAnne Hilde claims that Arizona is a state with public schools rich in accountability and dirt poor in capacity, with policymakers driven by the former and seemingly oblivious to the latter.

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