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January 29, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization: A Broken NCLB and Its Unintended Consequences

Why the record of achievement for test-based accountability in No Child Left Behind has been dismal and rife with unintended consequences.

January 28, 2015

Ohio Foundation Faces Pressure to Shutter Charters Under FBI, State Scrutiny

Activists are calling for the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation to cancel 11 contracts with Concept Schools, a charter management company whose Ohio charters have been under both state and federal investigation for labor practices, alleged sexual misconduct, and tampering with test and attendance records.

January 26, 2015

Unions Shouldn't Let Vergara Drive Out the Important

They're right to fight, but by making Vergara the keystone of their political agenda, California's teacher unions miss important opportunity.

January 23, 2015

Testing Scuffles Persist, Cast Doubt on Common-Core Assessments

Assessment continues its uphill push for support, with recent outcroppings of opposition in Arizona, Indiana and Chicago.

January 22, 2015

Teacher Tenure and Excellence #TBT

Excellence is a leadership issue, not a tenure issue.

January 21, 2015

Bill to End A-F Accountability Before It Begins Advances in Virginia

The A-F system was a highlight of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's K-12 policy changes, but it was delayed last year, and it could soon be on its way out.

January 21, 2015

Go Beyond Method to the Civic Purposes of Science

Almost a century ago, John Dewey urged educators to move science education from memorization to method. But as guest contributor John L. Rudolph writes, the goal was a better society, not just better scientists.

January 20, 2015

Bill Would Allow States to Reconsider Their Testing Regimens

The measure, co-sponsored by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., comes just one day before the Senate education committee's hearing on testing and accountability.

January 20, 2015

California Trying to Build Decentralized Evaluation System

What if the problem wasn't herding kittens, but evaluating the play routine of each of them? That's what California is trying to do.

January 19, 2015

California Gets D+. Does Anyone Care?

California's schools just got a D+ grade. Mostly folks here have shrugged their shoulders about the Education Week's "Quality Counts" mark, which places the state in the lowest tier.

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