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June 19, 2019
These 277 schools are NYC’s highest achieving under ESSA’s new accountability measures
This is the first year that New York has measured progress inside schools based on ESSA, which gives states more freedom in determining how to improve schools.
April 12, 2019
After a decade of prioritizing testing accountability, Tennessee appears ready to ease up with vouchers
Under Gov. Bill Lee's proposal, students receiving education savings accounts would take half as many assessments as those in public schools.
March 6, 2019
Education voucher plan by Tennessee’s governor generates more questions than answers
Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal to bring education vouchers to Tennessee is an ambitious plan — but short on details thus far.
February 22, 2019
Is Tennessee moving its weakest teachers to early, non-tested grades? New research says yes.
Low-performing teachers in grades 3 through 5 are more likely to be reassigned to non-tested early grades than their more effective peers.
rethinking the reprieve
February 18, 2019
Indiana lawmakers take step to eliminate generous ‘growth-only’ grades for all schools, not just those in IPS
Indianapolis Public Schools stands to be one of the districts most affected by the bill if it passes into law.
January 16, 2019
Testing, vouchers, and pre-K: Tennessee legislature’s new ed leader weighs in
A Q&A with Rep. Mark White, the new chairman of Tennessee's powerful House Education Committee
January 16, 2019
New York is about to release a new list of struggling schools. Here’s what you should know.
As the state is set to release the new ratings, here’s what you should know about the new system.
January 10, 2019
Meet the Tennessee lawmakers who will shape education legislation this year
Thirty-two legislators will serve as the gatekeepers for hundreds of bills dealing with public education over the next two years.
December 4, 2018
How is your school rated on academics and attendance? Use Tennessee’s new report card to find out
Tennessee releases its redesigned state report card, ushering in a new era of transparency under a new federal law.
November 15, 2018
Report: Colorado takes a hands-off approach when schools don’t serve students well
The Collaborative for Student Success evaluated the implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act plans in 17 states, including Colorado.
November 13, 2018
Adams 14 board rejects new KIPP charter school in district
The Adams 14 school board voted unanimously against the KIPP charter school application.
November 13, 2018
In a shift, more education reformers say they’re worried about schools’ focus on testing
The pervasiveness of the complaints about testing was striking.
November 9, 2018
Will Adams 14 lose autonomy to outside overseer? Here are the state’s options.
Colorado's State Board of Education will decide the fate of the Adams 14 school district, and its high school, Adams City, and two Pueblo schools next week.
October 26, 2018
Chicago tags two charter schools for possible closure, warns five others
As Chicago’s five-year moratorium on school closings nears an end, the school district has labeled two charter schools and one contract school as candidates for closure.
August 13, 2018
Pressuring schools to raise test scores got diminishing returns, new study of No Child Left Behind finds
Does tightening the screws on schools and teachers lead to benefits for students? For the past couple of decades, school reform…
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