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November 21, 2013

Tom Friedman's Right: There Is No Shanghai Secret

Marc Tucker argues that in order to greatly improve U.S. student achievement, we need to focus on developing the teachers we already have instead of driving them away with punitive accountability systems.

November 07, 2013

A-F Accountability in Oklahoma; Plurality of Schools Receive 'B' Grades

A plurality of Oklahoma schools received B grades on the latest A-F school accountability results the state released Nov. 6.

November 05, 2013

Terry McAuliffe Wins Va. Governor's Race: More Money for K-12?

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

New Indiana A-F Rating for Schools Could Focus on Student Growth

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

Okla. School Ratings War Gets Hotter as Governor, Districts Feud

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.

November 01, 2013

Leading Educational Change: International Perspectives

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 27, 2013

Whole System Change

Helen Janc Malone introduces the final blog week with a theme "whole system change."

October 24, 2013

From Schooling to Learning in India: How Can We Take Everyone Along?

Rukmini Banerji and Madhav Chavan offer a compelling case for the use of literacy and numeracy assessments as tools to understand progress and gaps in student learning in India.

October 23, 2013

The Price of Standardized Testing in Russia

Elena Lenskaya offers a sobering lesson in the unintended consequences of standardized testing--teaching to the test and learning to the test.

October 22, 2013

Glenda Ritz Sues Indiana State Board Over A-F Accountability

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.

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