Teachers and the work they do are paramount to student achievement especially in Title I schools. So it would makes sense for ESEA funding to address teaching. The 2016 proposed budget for ESEA does this and more. The focus on teachers is not just about working conditions (i.e. class sizes, curriculum, etc.) but also about training, attracting, and retaining teachers.
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February 10, 2015
February 09, 2015
A group that partnered in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards is now asking science teachers to help field-test multiple-choice items for an assessment on energy.
February 05, 2015
More than half of U.S. students live in states that will not be administering tests by PARCC or Smarter Balanced this year.
February 04, 2015
Every state has now decided what summative test it's using for the 2014-15 year: Check EdWeek's authoritative map of all the states' testing plans.
February 04, 2015
Despite the claims of critics of testing, states' spending on assessment is a small fraction of overall K-12 budgets, a researcher concludes.
February 03, 2015
States have made progress in upgrading assessments and standards, but they aren't necessarily well aligned to each other and to high school diplomas, the study finds.
February 02, 2015
Pushed by growing resistance to tests, two states draw a line in the sand and warn against skipping state-mandated tests.
February 01, 2015
When it comes to assessment there are five areas that students are entitled to, and these are those five areas.
January 30, 2015
Two national business organizations want annual tests kept in the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act.
January 29, 2015
To "measure what matters," first we must learn how the skills and dispositions that matter are developed. A network of states and partners are leading the way.