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August 21, 2015

Despite High Opt-Out Rates, Education Department Won't Punish N.Y., Report Says

Federal law requires each school to test at least 95 percent of its students or else the district or state could face sanctions, some as severe as losing Title I money for low-income students.

August 21, 2015

Department of Education Won't Punish N.Y. for High Opt-Outs, Report Says

Federal law requires each school to test at least 95 percent of its students or else the district or state could face sanctions.

August 12, 2015

N.Y. Opt-Out Rate Hits 20 Percent on Common-Core Tests

It's the third year that New York state students have taken tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

July 21, 2015

When Should ELL Test Results Matter Under the ESEA?

It's an issue to watch as Congress rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--and as states are approved for waiver renewals under the current law.

July 20, 2015

Former Fairfax, Va., and Boston Superintendent Dies at Age 80

Robert "Bud" Spillane led two of the nation's largest school district, and is credited with rescuing one from the brink of disaster and pushing another to new heights.

July 14, 2015

Former N.Y. K-12 Official Ken Wagner Picked to Be Rhode Island Chief

As a deputy commissioner in New York state, Wagner played a key role in overseeing how the state shifted to the Common Core State Standards and aligned assessments.

July 09, 2015

Prior to Common-Core Tests, Some States Raised the Bar for 'Proficiency'

A new study shows that many states have upped their standards for what it means to be labeled proficient, a change that some attribute to the advent of the common-core standards.

June 18, 2015

New York City Gets Ahead of State on Next Generation Science Standards

The New York City education department released an updated K-5 science curriculum, to be implemented next year, that incorporate parts of the Next Generation Science Standards.

June 18, 2015

More States Seek Flexibility in Accountability for ELLs

Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.

May 28, 2015

Legal Challenge to Charter School Funding in New York Clears Hurdle

A group of parents from upstate New York say that the state's school funding formula is unconstitutional because it doesn't provide any money for charter school buildings.

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