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November 04, 2013

New Indiana A-F Rating for Schools Could Focus on Student Growth

A new Indiana A-F school accountability system approved by a legislative panel Nov. 1 would put more emphasis on student growth.

November 04, 2013

Okla. School Ratings War Gets Hotter as Governor, Districts Feud

School district leaders in Oklahoma are increasingly unhappy with the state's A-F school accountability system following data problems, but Gov. Mary Fallin wants them to knock off the criticism.

October 31, 2013

Wisconsin Teachers Sue to Support Gov. Walker's Act 10

Five Wisconsin teachers have sued to permit provisions of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's controversial Act 10 regarding collective bargaining, passed in 2011, to proceed.

October 29, 2013

Can Bloomberg, Melinda Gates Cash Push Colo. Tax Hike to Victory?

Melinda Gates and a philanthropy associated with Gotham City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have contributed significantly to the Amendment 66 campaign in Colorado.

October 28, 2013

Testing Reduction Announced by N.Y. Education Chief

New York Commissioner of Education John King announced the elimination of an 8th grade math test for some students and grants to help reduce testing.

October 22, 2013

Glenda Ritz Sues Indiana State Board Over A-F Accountability

A-F school accountability is at the heart of a lawsuit filed by Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz against the state board of education over open meetings.

October 22, 2013

Nevada School Shooting Draws Fresh Focus on Bullying, Harassment

A new law in Nevada requiring school districts to track and report incidents of bullying could be put to use after a school shooting on Oct. 21.

October 17, 2013

As Few as Three Test Responses Separate A from F Schools in Okla., Study Says

Oklahoma's A-F school accountability system places too much weight on test questions and hides low performance by needy students, an October study reported.

October 16, 2013

Florida School Board Ditches Common-Core Reading Suggestions

The Florida board of education is dropping common-core reading and lesson suggestions from its standards implementation, but districts can choose to use them.

October 14, 2013

Local Superintendent on Colorado's K-12 Tax Increase: Money for the Classroom

Eagle County Superintendent Jason Glass, Iowa's former state superintendent, says Colorado's Amendment 66 would significantly help his needy students.

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