A top official from the biggest common-core funder in the country says districts and schools should wait before basing teacher evaluations and student promotion decisions on tests based on the new standards.
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June 10, 2014
May 29, 2014
A new policy brief outlines potential pitfalls for start up, personalized learning programs.
April 02, 2014
New York state reversed its plans to have inBloom, the education technology provider, load student data into the cloud, adding another setback to the organization.
January 30, 2014
Grants awarded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are designed to help charters and traditional districts work through issues that have traditionally sparked friction between the two sectors.
December 16, 2013
The educational publishing giant's payment of $7.7 million addresses claims by New York State that the foundation diverted money to its affiliated for-profit company.
April 16, 2013
The frequent disconnect between ed-tech products and teachers' ability to use them is a recurrent theme among attendees at the ASU/GSV education innovation summit.
April 03, 2013
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook are staging a pair of "hackathons" this months aimed at producing new ideas in college access, social learning and other areas.
December 07, 2012
The Gates Foundation will distribute the grants to seven cities in order to encourage collaboration and ease tensions between district and charter schools.