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January 21, 2010

Indiana Governor Calls for Ending 'Social Promotion'

Indiana's governor is backing legislation to end "social promotion," but it appears likely to face some serious obstacles.

January 20, 2010

A Peek at Plans for Common Tests in Race to Top Applications

The Race to the Top applications turned in yesterday offer an interesting preview of what might be in store as states move toward adopting common standards and common assessments aligned to those standards. (You might remember that they have a better shot at getting RTT money if they promise to do t...

January 20, 2010

Arkansas Says 58 Schools 'Inflated' Math Grades

Arkansas finds that 58 high schools gave inflated grades to 20 percent or more of their students.

January 14, 2010

More Guideposts for 'Race to the Top' Assessment Contest

Another input hearing on the Education Department's Race to the Top Assessment competition explores intriguing questions of how to manage the tangle of state procurement rules to produce a collaborative and innovative testing system.

January 13, 2010

Guideposts for 'Race to the Top' Assessment Competition

Experts advise leaders from the U.S. Department of Education on how to shape the $350 million Race to the Top assessment competition.

January 12, 2010

Budget Axe Hits Louisiana Classrooms

Louisiana is reducing by $16 million its spending for precollegiate education, including a program to improve reading and math skills.

January 12, 2010

High School Graduation Exams: A Rocky Path to Rigor

Pennsylvania's journey to high school graduation tests sparks questions about how a state can best measure the success of its high schools.

January 08, 2010

Common Standards: Ready for Approval in Kentucky?

Kentucky could be the first state to approve the common standards.

January 08, 2010

Kentucky Advances New High School Improvement Tactic

Kentucky advances a bill to let districts use outside entities in turning around low-performing middle and high schools.

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