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December 22, 2014

Common-Core News Developments Dominate Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

This year was characterized by intense discusssions in many states about the progress and worthiness of the Common Core State Standards and their online assessments.

December 16, 2014

New York State Knocks Down Enrollment Barriers for Unaccompanied Minors

New policy prohibits schools from asking about the immigration status of students or their families during the enrollment process and provides guidance on the range of documents students may use to prove residency.

December 11, 2014

Reactions to John King's Departure From New York Reveal Sharp Divide

Now that New York State Education Commissioner John King is leaving his post to join the U.S. Department of Education, disparate opinions of his work are on full display.

December 10, 2014

N.Y. Schools Chief John King Tapped as Senior Adviser to Ed. Dept.

King's agenda in New York has been closely aligned with the Obama administration's priorities on issues such as teacher evaluations and the common core.

November 21, 2014

Give Teachers More Input Into Colleagues' Evaluations

Maura N. Henry, a teacher from New York City, wants to bring back peer observation into the teacher evaluation process.

November 20, 2014

Interview With Howard Everson on Common-Core Implementation

An interview with Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Education at CUNY Howard Everson about how the Common Core helps teachers shift from a topic-centered point of view to a learner-centered perspective.

November 05, 2014

Ed Tech to Get $2 Billion Bond Boost in New York State

New York voters approved a $2 billion bond proposal that would provide funding for school technology and broadband infrastructure.

November 03, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: The Fight for Control of State Legislatures

Where could partisan control of legislatures flip relatively easily, and what are the education policy issues in play in those states?

October 31, 2014

Report: Partnerships, Family Outreach Key to Rural Grad Rates

Rural high schools in New York with higher than average graduation rates tend to utilize partnerships, data, remediation, and dropout prevention strategies.

October 23, 2014

New York To Review Districts' Enrollment Policies for Unaccompanied Minors

After reports that undocumented children were not being allowed to enroll in some local districts, New York State officials said they will review policies of the school systems which have seen large influxes of unaccompanied minors.

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