A plurality of Oklahoma schools received B grades on the latest A-F school accountability results the state released Nov. 6.
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November 07, 2013
November 05, 2013
Democrat Terry McAuliffe beat Republican Ken Cuccinelli to be Virginia's next governor, setting the stage for potential education policy debates over funding and accountability in that state.
November 04, 2013
A new Indiana A-F school accountability system approved by a legislative panel Nov. 1 would put more emphasis on student growth.
November 04, 2013
School district leaders in Oklahoma are increasingly unhappy with the state's A-F school accountability system following data problems, but Gov. Mary Fallin wants them to knock off the criticism.
October 27, 2013
Helen Janc Malone closes the International Perspectives on Education Reform Blog with a call for collective action and a comprehensive approach to educational change.
October 26, 2013
Helen Janc Malone introduces the final blog week with a theme "whole system change."
October 22, 2013
A-F school accountability is at the heart of a lawsuit filed by Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz against the state board of education over open meetings.
October 18, 2013
Stanford's Tom Dee and UVA's Jim Wyckoff have just published an important study on Washington DC's controversial teacher evaluation system. The study, published as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, notes that IMPACT appears to aid students both by "avoiding the career-long retention of the lowest-performing teachers and through broad increases in teacher performance." Unfortunately, in the giddy chest-thumping to which would-be reformers have shown themselves all too susceptible, it can be easy to overlook some of the factors that help qualify the broader significance of the findings.
October 16, 2013
Oklahoma's A-F school accountability system places too much weight on test questions and hides low performance by needy students, an October study reported.
October 14, 2013
A report using newly available data that links school and child welfare data in California shows that foster youth in the state's public schools lag all other subgroups on major academic indicators.