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August 26, 2013

Federal Indictment Fuels Concerns About Pa. Cyber Charters

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

Computer Disruptions Didn't Affect Minn. Test Scores, Review Finds

A third-party review found that problems with online state tests administered in Minnesota did not systematically impact scores.

August 20, 2013

Common Core Support, and Opposition, Increase in K-12 Policy Poll

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

Bowen Leaving Maine Department to Work at Chiefs' Group

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 a 'Frightening' New Threat to Test Security?

Social media and the extended testing windows of multi-state, common-core exams could mean new opportunities to cheat, said an industry expert.

August 09, 2013

The New Dropouts? The States Divide on Testing and Accountability

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 Chief Finds 'Manipulation' of School Grades

Indiana superintendent Glenda Ritz says a preliminary examination shows "manipulation" of school grades under former K-12 chief Tony Bennett in 2012.

August 08, 2013

NCLB Waiver in Hand, CORE Districts Move Ahead

Under their newly won flexibility from No Child Left Behind, eight California districts are making dramatic changes to school accountability and oversight.

August 05, 2013

Recriminations Continue for Tony Bennett, A-F School Accountability

The fallout from the resignation of Tony Bennett from Florida's top K-12 job continues in Indiana and elsewhere.

August 02, 2013

Indiana Superintendents Don't Want Tainted Accountability System

A number of district leaders in Indiana ask tough questions about the integrity of the state's A-F grading system amid revelations that the former state superintendent changed a grade to benefit one charter school.

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