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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

Digital Devices and Assessments Are Top Priorities, District Tech Leaders Say

But school technology leaders don't expect much more funding to flow to technology over the next year, a new survey shows.

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.

February 06, 2013

Top Congressional Democrat Offers Ed-Tech Measure

Congressman George Miller, a Democrat, has introduced a proposal that he says will encourage the effective use of technology in schools.

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 17, 2013

Demand for Education Software, Digital Products Is Growing

The market for education software and digital products grew by 3.5 percent over the most recent year and now stands at $7.7 billion, a new analysis reveals.

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