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April 6, 2018
The Nation’s Report Card is out soon. Will Tennessee’s hot streak continue?
Tennessee has been among the nation's fastest-improving states on student achievement based on the national test.
May 25, 2017
Betsy DeVos’s comments on discrimination drew headlines, but her stance isn’t unique among private school choice backers
From EdChoice: “It is something we are concerned about and that we need to confront head on, but we don’t have a position yet.”
May 9, 2017
Almost all the private schools getting vouchers in Indiana are religious. Here’s how one school ended up bucking the trend
Of the 313 schools across Indiana that received vouchers this year, 306 are religious, a Chalkbeat analysis found.
May 2, 2017
Before voucher legislation comes back in 2018, Tennessee lawmakers want a plan to determine whether vouchers work
Lawmakers who backed a proposal for a Memphis pilot program hope to clear up questions about what kind of tests students who accept vouchers should take.
April 13, 2017
How vouchers transformed Indiana: Private schools now live or die by test scores, too
Low test scores have cost 16 schools the right to accept new vouchers. At least three have closed.
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August 31, 2016
New York’s school accountability system puts little focus on high-achieving students, report says
The state’s current accountability system earned 0 out of 3 stars, signifying that New York could do more to judge schools based on whether all students progress.
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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.
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