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July 21, 2015
Shelby County school board approves three charter schools, denies one
Three charter operators whose requests to open schools in Memphis were rejected in May get the green light to move forward.
July 17, 2015
Indiana finalizes new A-to-F model for 2015-16
The new rules will equally weigh ISTEP passing rates and student test score improvement.
July 15, 2015
The basics of Indiana’s NCLB waiver: An ongoing debate
In 2012, Indiana negotiated a waiver from sanctions of NCLB, making promises to the federal government in exchange. Ever since, managing it has been a bit messy.
July 14, 2015
The basics of township schools: Successes and challenges are often overlooked
Eight township school districts in Indianapolis serve about three-fourths of the city's students.
July 12, 2015
Coming this week: Your updated guide to education issues in Indiana
Starting Monday, come back to Chalkbeat each day next week for a new post on a topic that's important to education in Indiana.
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July 7, 2015
Experts handicap Colorado’s odds on assessment, accountability changes
Colorado should be cautiously optimistic about having key testing system changes approved by the federal government, say policy experts surveyed by Chalkbeat Colorado.
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July 6, 2015
How Colorado’s school accountability timeline has changed since the testing bill went into effect
To help understand how the Colorado school accountability clock has changed, we've updated this interactive timeline.
July 1, 2015
Ritz's plan for A-to-F grade 'pause' met by state board doubts
Board members asked Attorney General Greg Zoeller to review education department proposals.
June 30, 2015
A-to-F grade 'pause' won't harm NCLB waiver renewal, Ritz's team says
Glenda Ritz will ask the state board Wednesday to mitigate the effects of this year's A-to-F grades on schools
June 11, 2015
Rise & Shine: More and more teachers in Indiana are opting for early retirement
June 3, 2015
School 93 a step closer to possible takeover despite new law's timeline changes
A change in state law that could see failing schools taken over by the state two years quicker won’t affect schools that have already earned…
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May 15, 2015
What flexible accountablity might look like and 5 other things we learned at the state board meeting
Possible changes to Colorado's assessment and accountability system were topic of conversation at the board's monthly meeting.
May 7, 2015
A-to-F changes pass after more state board drama
The state board approved changes to Indiana's A-to-F accountability model that would use gains on tests as well as passing rates. The changes would result in fewer A's.
May 6, 2015
Schools could earn fewer A’s next year under proposed state board rule changes
Schools could have a harder time earning A's beginning in 2016 if the Indiana State Board of Education approves new A-to-F grading rules Thursday.
March 25, 2015
Senate panel kills school district takeover proposal
A Senate committee today removed language from a bill that would have empowered the state to takeover entire school districts, not just individual schools.
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