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Thomas B. Fordham Institute
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.
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.
February 1, 2018
Disparities persist even though most high-poverty schools in Colorado have gifted programs
Black and Hispanic students in Colorado are placed in gifted and talented programs at a lower rate than their peers — a longstanding problem nationwide.
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.
the tenure track
December 8, 2016
New York City is among the hardest places to fire a low-performing teacher, report claims
"If it’s a lifetime guarantee of a job, the bar to getting it should be really high."
metrics that matter
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.
April 21, 2014
Indiana's proposed new standards enter critical phase
Even with few allies among either Common Core supporters or opponents, the new standards could still make it through a gauntlet over the next eight days that is expected to include votes by two government bodies. If both approve, the much-maligned standards will become the academic guidelines for Indiana educators beginning this summer despite all the backlash.
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