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Updated September 13, 2019
Tennessee lawmakers tell education chief to slow down on school accountability changes
Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn wants to change the way the state judges its public schools.
September 10, 2019
A renewed debate in Tennessee: Should schools be judged by how much students know, or how much they grow?
Commissioner Penny Schwinn's agenda may include changes to how Tennessee schools are evaluated.
July 30, 2019
Tennessee will wait another year to grade its schools A-F
The delay gives another reprieve for low-performing schools in the state’s bottom 5 percent, most of which are in Memphis and Nashville.
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 4, 2019
Indiana foster children are less likely to graduate, more likely to be suspended, a new report shows
The report, expected to be presented to the Indiana State Board of Education next week, showed that 40 percent of students in foster care attend schools rated C, D, or F.
March 22, 2019
New York City mistakenly told parents at struggling schools they could transfer out
Students won’t actually be able to transfer purely because their school is low performing, city officials said.
March 1, 2019
State sends $27.5 million to Chicago to boost school improvement plans
Struggling schools designated as “underperforming” or “lowest performing” in the Illinois Schools Report Card are eligible for additional state money.
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 9, 2019
Could Michigan’s new A-F law cost the state federal funding?
It's been controversial from the start. But now there are questions about whether Michigan's new A-F law could cost the state federal funding.
December 19, 2018
Memphis and Nashville put on notice about which schools could face state takeover in 2020
In one of her final acts as Tennessee education commissioner, Candice McQueen has identified nearly 20 schools that could require the most drastic state interventions…
Achievement School District
December 5, 2018
McQueen: More school takeovers ‘most likely’ coming to Memphis and Nashville
Tennessee's outgoing education chief says she'll recommend more takeovers to the next governor, unless there's significant improvement.
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.
Follow the ratings
November 16, 2018
Illinois education officials laud their school ratings — but critics say they don’t go far enough
A new nationwide report criticized Illinois' rating system, even as officials lauded it.
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
In a shift, more education reformers say they’re worried about schools’ focus on testing
The pervasiveness of the complaints about testing was striking.
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