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May 05, 2015

Colorado Lawmakers Mull Test Reduction and Test-Writing Power for Districts

Such legislation could serve to satisfy testing skeptics or outright opponents from different political camps, without going so far as to defy federal law regarding testing.

May 05, 2015

More Perspectives on Testing Opt-Outs From New York and Beyond

Tidbits that didn't fit in this week's story: school districts championing opt-outs, praise for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and other issues regarding the testing opt-out movement.

May 04, 2015

A Year for Digital Learning Improvements

Digital Learning Now's annual report evaluates state progress in advancing digital learning and high quality learning opportunities for all students. The report card evaluates state legislative and policy efforts regarding learning systems, quality online instruction, course access, school models, data privacy and more.

May 04, 2015

Ga. Schools Chief: Testing Snafu With Unknown Impact Is 'Unacceptable'

Problems with common-core-aligned exams mirror those in Montana and Nevada, but the Associated Press reports that the glitches are not as severe as in other states.

May 01, 2015

Many High School Students Rely on Their Own Tech Devices at School, Survey Says

Results of a new, nationwide survey show that nearly 60 percent of high schoolers are using their own mobile devices in school.

May 01, 2015

Golden Rule? N.C. Senate Approves ALEC Model Bill on Gold-Standard Instruction

The bill, modeled on language proposed by the American Legislative Exchange Council, also requires students to be taught about limited government power.

April 30, 2015

Mich. Gov. Snyder Unveils Plan to Split Governance of Detroit Schools

The plan from Snyder would make the current district responsible only for paying off its debt, while new entities would be responsible for overseeing education.

April 29, 2015

N.J. Officials Strike Preliminary Deal Over PARCC's Weight in Teacher Evaluations

The use of test scores in teacher evaluations continues to be a controversial issue in many states, and New Jersey could soon agree to reduce the weight of PARCC scores in the 2015-16 evaluations.

April 29, 2015

Special Session for School Funding Begins in Washington State

The Washington state Supreme Court has said that if lawmakers don't dramatically overhaul and increase K-12 spending in their 2015-17 budget, the justices could impose financial sanctions.

April 29, 2015

New Digital Learning Report Card Describes Promising Practices for States

States are making significant progress in digital education efforts, with over 400 digital learning policies implemented in 2014, new ExcelinEd report finds.

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