The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.
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July 20, 2014
July 15, 2014
The Montgomery County Public Schools will purchase 40,000 digital devices for students for the coming school year.
July 14, 2014
At its convention in Los Angeles, the American Federation of Teachers approved a resolution calling for greater educator involvement in implementing the common-core standards.
July 10, 2014
The American Institutes for Research has reached out to PARCC to try to resolve a dispute over a lucrative, and controversial, common-core testing contract awarded to Pearson.
July 10, 2014
A national group critical of improvement strategies used in recent years in the District of Columbia public schools says education leaders in the city have overstated improvements in student achievement.
July 07, 2014
Think back on your education - all those years sitting in classrooms and diligently taking tests. If I asked you to name the best teacher you had, or to explain why that teacher was so great, could you do it?
July 03, 2014
New Mexico's state purchasing agent, Lawrence O. Maxwell, has denied a protest of a major common-core testing contract that was filed by the American Institutes for Research.
July 02, 2014
Test-based accountability forces teachers to abandon their interest in helping students develop many of the qualities that will actually help them succeed in workplace and life.
June 28, 2014
One of the nation's biggest ed-tech conferences, expected to draw at least 18,000 attendees, has opened in Atlanta.
June 26, 2014
In its request to extend its waiver from No Child Left Behind, Florida seeks to return to its previous practice of waiting until recently arrived ELLs have been in U.S. schools for two years before factoring their scores on content tests into school accountability.