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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 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.

May 21, 2013

Chiefs Group: No Moratorium on Common-Core Stakes

In a rebuttal to the AFT president's call for a moratorium on high-stakes consequences for the common core, Chiefs for Change calls for holding fast to accountability.

May 01, 2013

Baton Rouge Seeks to Avoid State Takeover

The East Baton Rouge Parish school board plans to move 100 gifted and talented students from a higher-performing elementary school to a lower-performing school this fall in order to improve the test scores of the lower-performing school.

April 26, 2013

Testing, the Common Core, and Consumer Resistance

Marc Tucker examines the meaning behind consumer resistance to mandated school testing.

April 25, 2013

Fixing the 'Opportunity Gap' to Close the Achievement Gap

A group of 20 education scholars release a new book and launch a national campaign to get policymakers to focus on leveling the playing field for poor and minority students.

April 08, 2013

Professor Andy Hargreaves Talks Sustainability

Professor Andy Hargreaves of Boston College discusses sustainability of school improvement in a conversation with the HOPE Foundation.

April 02, 2013

Texas K-12 Chief's Interesting Relationship With State Lawmakers

Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has said he will implement an A-F school accountability system without lawmakers' approval.

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