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February 16, 2012

I May be Wrong ... But I Doubt It*

When will we stop worrying about our own organizational fiscal et al condition for a few days and call for united action?

February 09, 2012

Most Waiver-Winning States Revamped Plans for English Learners

Nearly every state had to provide more details on how English learners will have full access to the rigors of the common core standards.

January 27, 2012

Principals Balk at Stepped-Up Demands for Teacher Evaluations

The expanded teacher evaluation process required by some education reform efforts takes too much time for too little reward, some principals say.

January 12, 2012

NCLB and the Issue of Accountability

Marc Tucker reflects on how ESEA and NCLB treated the issue of accountability.

January 11, 2012

Florida's NCLB Waiver Plan Needs More for ELLs, Ed. Dept. Says

Peer reviewers are asking the state to more explicitly explain how it will address the needs of English-language learners.

January 10, 2012

NCLB: The Death Star of American Education

After 10 years of NCLB, we should have seen dramatic progress on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, but we have not.

December 30, 2011

District Dossier's Year in Review: Scandals and Superintendent Moves

Test tampering in Atlanta, Arlene Ackerman's departure from Philadelphia: both were among the most-read blog posts in District Dossier in 2011.

December 30, 2011

Connecticut Superintendents Join Forces for Education Reform

The state's school leaders have offered unanimous support to a package of wide-ranging proposals they say will improve education in the state and reduce achievement gaps.

December 16, 2011

The Accountability Plateau, Double-Standards, and the Defense of Sloth

Hey, it's a hectic Friday, so just three quick things that I want to touch upon today. First, Fordham yesterday released Mark Schneider's new paper "The Accountability Plateau." Mark, former NCES Commissioner (and a visiting scholar at AEI), makes a compelling argument that the accountability effo...

December 13, 2011

How English Learners Figure in States' Waiver Proposals

Massachusetts and New Mexico offer different approaches

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