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March 24, 2015

A-F School Accountability Over in Virginia After Gov. Terry McAuliffe Signs Bill

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, signed A-F into law two years ago, but the bill ending it came from a fellow Republican in the state Senate.

March 22, 2015

Leaders: Balance Knowledge With Heart

When accountability overtakes good work, heart is lost. When worry, fear and stress overtake us, our head doesn't work at its best and our heart connection is lost.

March 19, 2015

Educators Must 'Take Control' of Testing at 'Critical Juncture,' Top Ed. Official Says

Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah S. Delisle urges policymakers to evaluate not just how much time testing is taking, but the purpose of each test.

March 11, 2015

Wine and Cheese: California, Wisconsin Mull Testing's Place in Accountability

As states roll out new assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, they're also considering, or reconsidering, how to use them in accountability systems.

March 10, 2015

Teacher of the Year Candidate Takes Issue With High-Stakes Testing

"Self-reflection is huge, and we don't do enough of that," says Alabama Teacher of the Year Ann Marie Corgill.

March 09, 2015

Minecraft Offers Lessons in Building a Strong Learning System

An irresistible computer game and a equally irresistible 7-year-old teach me about how we might link deeper learning and the Common Core.

March 05, 2015

Flawed Thinking: Why NCLB Failed to Produce Equity and High Quality

In remarks from a Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) panel discussion, I explain why NCLB was the result of a federal government too consumed with demanding accountablity for its investment and not sufficiently focused on improving student achievement.

March 04, 2015

New Report Alleges Shortcomings in California Virtual Education Program

A new report questions the academic performance and financial accountability of the California Virtual Academies, though the online provider and its parent company dispute the findings.

March 03, 2015

Voters Want Less Charter School Growth and More Regulation, Survey Finds

The poll results were unveiled in tandem with a new charter school accountability initiative being spearheaded by the Center for Popular Democracy and In the Public Interest.

March 03, 2015

What's Worth Keeping in NCLB?

Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, paying particular attention to how it might be improved from its current incarnation as "No Child Left Behind."

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