In a June 10 letter, a senior Gates Foundation official says the philanthropy supports a two-year moratorium on using assessments aligned with the common core to evaluate teachers or promote students.
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June 10, 2014
April 24, 2014
State education agencies need to delegate more responsibilities to outside groups and slim down in light of past failures, a new report states.
March 24, 2014
The highest court in Arizona has declined to review a ruling from a lower court last year that upheld a savings account program using state per-student funding.
April 03, 2013
A foundation officer called last week to discuss investing in edtech. After a decade of neglect, it's a growth category reflecting the mobile inflection and the transition to digital learning.
March 13, 2013
PARCC becomes a nonprofit to help it stay afloat after federal money runs out in 2014.
February 21, 2013
During a recent Twitter binge, I encountered an op-ed from 1970 scolding the efforts of the United States to implement technology into the learning experience. It held up shockingly well to today's environment. For Government theory to turn into Government action, the Foundation must act as the intermediary.
November 28, 2012
Bennett spoke with Education Week at the Foundation for Excellence in Education's annual conference, an event organized by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and shared his thoughts on the loss at the polls, and what the future holds.
November 27, 2012
By Sean Cavanagh Washington Jeb Bush, whose political aspirations are a favorite source of speculation in this city, urged attendees at an education conference he organized to act as aggressive champions of contentious school policies—regardless of the political fallout. The former Republic...
September 28, 2012
The Arnold Foundation is the latest philanthropy to invest in efforts to improve schools in New Orleans.
July 11, 2012
Microsoft founder Bill Gates stressed the importance of multiple measures in teacher evaluation systems and praised the Common Core State Standards in the keynote speech at the Education Commission of the States' National Forum on Education Policy.