U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tells the Golden State that he couldn't "in good conscience" approve its proposed suspension of accountability testing.
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September 09, 2013
September 05, 2013
Marc Tucker interviews David Driscoll,former commissioner of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the nation's current struggles with standards, exams and accountability.
August 27, 2013
IN DC, the city's public charter school board has proposed a plan that would base 80% of a Kindergarten's overall quality on its students' reading and math scores. Sam Chaltain thinks that's a bad idea -- and he has a solution to offer.
August 26, 2013
Corruption charges against the founder of PA Cyber Charter could reinvigorate calls for reform in how the state's cyber charter schools are funded and authorized.
August 23, 2013
A third-party review found that problems with online state tests administered in Minnesota did not systematically impact scores.
August 20, 2013
A poll published by Education Next shows both support and opposition to the common core growing in 2013, with the latter nearly doubling.
August 16, 2013
Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen announced he is leaving his position to work on strategic innovation at the Council of Chief State School Officers.
August 12, 2013
Social media and the extended testing windows of multi-state, common-core exams could mean new opportunities to cheat, said an industry expert.
August 08, 2013
Marc Tucker exposes faults in the argument that policymakers should abandon the common core assessments on the grounds that they are too expensive.
August 08, 2013
Indiana superintendent Glenda Ritz says a preliminary examination shows "manipulation" of school grades under former K-12 chief Tony Bennett in 2012.