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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.

March 29, 2013

Cleveland Requests Reprieve From State Takeover

Cleveland's schools chief says the district's comprehensive reform plan adopted last year needs a chance to turn things around before state officials step in.

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.

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