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April 16, 2014

Learning From the Reform Mistakes of the Past

James W. Pellegrino of University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that the assessment system should be built from the bottom up or inside out - starting with the classroom level and working towards the monitoring level -- just the REVERSE of what we have done with Common Core ELA and Math.

April 07, 2014

Uncle Sam Out: Senators Demand Feds Keep Dollars Away from Standards

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and other federal lawmakers want to "prohibit federal interference in determining state education standards and curriculum."

March 30, 2014

John Thompson: Legal Woes Growing for VAM-Based Teacher Evaluations

Since teachers must basically prove that value-added terminations are based on an irrational use of the model, it is no surprise that the first suits include cases where teachers are held accountable for the test score growth of students who they did not have in class.

March 29, 2014

'PBS Newshour' Sizes Up Arne Duncan

The U.S. secretary of education is using unprecedented power to wrest changes in American schools, correspondent John Merrow says.

March 27, 2014

Cheat Sheet: Race to the Top Progress

Take a look at the challenges and accomplishments of all 12 winners of the original Race to the Top grant competition in this handy chart.

March 25, 2014

White House Touts Race to Top Success, But Report is Light on Data

The report says the federal grant competition helped states beef up teacher training and college and career-readiness programs, but contains little hard data and ignores Race to the Top hiccups.

March 24, 2014

Race to Top States Making Good Progress, Center for American Progress Says

Overall, states have made great progress in a short amount of time, but there have been bumps in the road, according to a report by the Center for American Progress, a think tank in Washington.

March 21, 2014

Would a New Race to the Top for Equity Fix Big Opportunity Gaps?

The new U.S. Department of Education civil rights data collection show stark disparities among disadvantaged students in everything from discipline to advanced course-taking.

March 19, 2014

Race to the Top Reports Size Up Progress of Common-Core Implementation

Reports on states' progress with Race to the Top plans show that states are at significantly different stages of implementing the Common Core State Standards.

March 19, 2014

Arne Duncan on Who's Winning the Race to the Top

In releasing the latest progress reports on the $4 billion Race to the Top contest, the U.S. Secretary of Education says Delaware, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Tennessee lead the pack.

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