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June 26, 2014

Picking a Common-Core Test in Districts: The Picture So Far in Massachusetts

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

Report Urges Massachusetts, a Top Academic Performer, to Aim Higher

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

Obama to Deliver Commencement Speech at Top High School Principal's Campus

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

Massachusetts City Defies State, Lets Students Opt Out of PARCC Test

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

Is Massachusetts School Discipline Law an Unfunded Mandate?

Districts in Massachusetts must implement programs that would help suspended or expelled students continue to learn.

January 10, 2014

Indiana's Common-Core 'Pause' Might Grow Longer, and Other Testing News

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

Louisiana K-12 Chief Sets 10-Year Timeline for Common-Core Accountability

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

Is Mass. Leading the Way to a More Cautious Route on Common Tests?

States are increasingly taking a careful approach to using PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests for high-stakes decisions.

November 19, 2013

Two-Year Transition to Common-Core Tests Approved in Massachusetts

Florida superintendents have also requested a three-year delay in common-core implementation, but that state's school board doesn't appear sympathetic to the idea.

November 19, 2013

Massachusetts Won't Require All Schools To Give PARCC Test in 2015

The Bay State wants to take PARCC for a "test drive" for two years before deciding whether to replace its widely admired statewide test with the new assessment.

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