For the first time in about 15 years, Massachusetts lawmakers will formally review the state's landmark Education Reform Act of 1993 to consider significant changes to how school funding works.
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October 20, 2014
October 10, 2014
Massachusetts faces no consequences from its decision to let districts choose which test to give next spring, but when Colorado explored the possibility of doing the same, the U.S. Department of Education gave it no opening.
June 26, 2014
Districts have the option of picking one of two state tests for the 2014-15 school year, so which test has proven more popular so far?
March 24, 2014
Two decades after Massachusetts made major changes to its education system, a new report argues that it needs to address school funding and autonomy, to maintain its elite status.
March 20, 2014
President Obama will be the 2014 commencement speaker at Worcester Technical High School, home of the 2014 MetLife/NASSP Principal of the Year, Sheila Harrity.
March 07, 2014
Two cities in Massachusetts have now ignored the warnings of the state education department and allowed their parents to let their children skip the PARCC field tests.
February 13, 2014
Districts in Massachusetts must implement programs that would help suspended or expelled students continue to learn.
January 10, 2014
In addition to a legislator's call for more time to review the Common Core State Standards in Indiana, a Maryland lawmaker would conditionally prohibit its statewide assessment from being administered this spring.
November 21, 2013
High school students will not take the common-core-aligned exam in 2015, state Superintendent John White announced, under a plan giving Louisiana schools a decade to meet score expectations.
November 20, 2013
States are increasingly taking a careful approach to using PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests for high-stakes decisions.