Education Department officials flagged problem areas for the seven districts participating in the No Child Left Behind Act waiver, including delays and changes to strategies aimed at the lowest-achieving schools.
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May 29, 2014
May 22, 2014
The Republican-controlled legislature voted to override a veto by Gov. Fallin, putting an end to the state's policy for retaining 3rd graders who fail a state reading test.
May 16, 2014
In this final blog, Madhabi Chatterji of Teachers College, Columbia University responds to three queries with some closing thoughts and takeaways on the "Assessing the Assessments" blog.
May 13, 2014
Among other proposals, the state auditor is calling for the creation of an independent, statewide board to oversee charters.
May 12, 2014
A look at a recent report from the Fordham Institute which advocates weakening state education agencies. Marc Tucker explains that to the contrary, a better education system in the United States will come through stronger, better equipped state education agencies, not weaker ones.
May 08, 2014
Based on an analysis of the early years of NCLB, researchers suggest that, when standards increase, as they are expected to with common-core reforms, inequality between higher and lower-achieving students may also increase.
May 02, 2014
Seven of the original eight districts participating in the waiver are seeking an extension and asking for more time to implement their teacher-evaluation systems.
April 30, 2014
Florida and Louisiana are at different stages of reconsidering their school accountability systems as they transition to new standards and tests.
April 30, 2014
James Harvey of the National Superintendents Roundtable wraps up this month-long conversation between measurement experts and educators on the front line by answering some questions about unresolved issues. Read his final thoughts and "takeaways" from Assessing the Assessments.
April 28, 2014
How to balance the federal government's interest in making sure that federal education funds are well spent with the states' interest in retaining their constitutional right to enact their own education policies.