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July 23, 2015

Is There a Market in the United States for a Strong Instructional Core?

What's preventing U.S. states from investing in high quality instructional systems like the world's top performers? It could come down to dollars and cents.

June 25, 2015

Civil Rights Advocates vs. Teacher Advocates: A Destructive and Unnecessary Conflict

In this final post in his series on annual accountability testing and students' civil rights, Marc Tucker turns his attention to the way this issue has divided the civil rights community and advocates for teachers and calls it destructive and unnecessary.

June 19, 2015

Who Is Opting Out of Standardized Tests?

A research paper from the Brown Center on Education at Brookings makes some preliminary conclusions about the characteristics of students and school districts where test refusal is prevalent.

June 04, 2015

Parents as Active Partners: Reaching All Parents Is the Challenge

More than ever we, and the students in our charge, need parents as informed and active partners.

May 28, 2015

Annual Accountability Testing: Time for the Civil Rights Community to Reconsider

Why are civil rights groups fighting so hard for annual accountability testing when there is no evidence that it helps poor and minority students?

May 12, 2015

Consensus in Action: I Understand. I Can Agree. I Will Support.

Consensus becomes the scythe that clears the path forward.

February 24, 2015

Why Has the Dominance of Standardized Tests Persisted?

In this post, Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss the increasingly central role that standardized tests have played in public education for the past two decades.

February 23, 2015

NoRedInk Raises $6M to Teach Writing Using Hit TV Shows, Student Hobbies

NoRedInk, a website that uses student interests to create grammar and writing exercises, raised $6 million in a Series A round.

December 10, 2014

Tennessee Gov. Proposes Reducing Weight of Test Scores in Evaluation

Bill Haslam, a Republican, says teachers have convinced him that there should be less weight given to test scores in the state's teacher-evaluation system.

October 02, 2014

High Standards and Authentic Instruction and Assessment: A Look Back #TBT

Authentic learning opportunities and authentic assessments have been on the educational landscape for years. Yet there remains a need for shared understanding of what that means.

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