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Leadership & Management
August 22, 2016
State committee ponders changes to school A-F grade system — again
Indiana is beginning the tedious, but important, work of making sure every part of its A-F school grading system meets new federal education rules.
All the committees
August 9, 2016
Why are there two committees in Colorado working on the nation’s new education law?
At both meetings, members worried that their respective work could end in a political showdown.
hold on wait a minute
August 5, 2016
Colorado to U.S. Department of Education: Your proposed rules will stifle us
In a strongly worded letter, interim Education Commissioner Katy Anthes told the federal government they should restart the regulation process from scratch.
ESSA and Equity
August 4, 2016
Here’s how advocates for students of color want Tennessee to change its education rules
ESSA could offer a pivotal moment for students of color in Tennessee, depending on how the law is implemented.
The chosen ones
Updated August 9, 2016
Meet the 20 people who will help reshape Colorado’s education policies
Among the topics the committee and its various sub-committees must address: standards, testing and teacher quality.
More than scores
July 20, 2016
Beyond test scores, Tennessee looks at how to evaluate districts and schools under ESSA
With the switch to ESSA looming, state leaders consider which metrics to include in the state's accountability plan.
the long view
July 13, 2016
Why this year’s failed TNReady test leaves Tennessee with challenges for years to come
The decision to cancel standardized testing this year will impact the state's accountability system for at least three years.
July 12, 2016
No Child Left Behind is gone. Here’s how new federal law could affect Indiana schools
As Indiana tries to decide the future of testing in classrooms across the state, it’s also dealing with complicated new federal rules.
List of principles
July 11, 2016
What makes a highly effective school? New York State takes its first crack at describing what will count
The state's new accountability system could be based on these 20 principles.
bill of goods?
July 7, 2016
Colorado officials are not happy with how the new federal education law is playing out. Here’s why.
Department officials told the board they believed about a quarter of the proposed regulations put new limits on states.
July 6, 2016
Colorado is rethinking all of its major education policies. And everyone is jockeying for influence.
State Board of Education chairman Steve Durham has four ideas. See them here first.
July 6, 2016
How to measure school quality beyond test scores? State officials count the ways
Ultimately, the state will have to choose just one to use in its new A-F letter grade system, but for now, all are under consideration, state education officials say.
June 30, 2016
Here are the players helping to draft Tennessee’s transition plan to the new federal education law
An array of educators, researchers and advocates will help the State Department of Education plan for a new era in education dictated by the Every Student Succeeds Act.
June 29, 2016
New federal education law’s impact on students of color highlighted in Tennessee meeting with John King
U.S. Secretary of Education John King met with members of the Tennessee Education Equity Coalition on Tuesday for a discussion about the new federal education law.
June 14, 2016
Theme of Tennessee’s testing task force meeting: ‘We’re in a transition phase’
Commissioner Candice McQueen's testing task force focuses on how the state will reshape its accountability system in light of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
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