Assessment

1/27/2012

1/27/2012

School principals, including some who back more rigorous review of teachers, are balking at education reforms required by Race to the Top. New teacher evaluations are all-consuming, they say.

1/27/2012

State Board of Education members pressed the Texas education commissioner on Thursday about whether an abundance of high-stakes standardized testing is warping classroom teaching to ensure students spend more time preparing for the exams then actual learning.

1/27/2012

Utah education leaders plan to ask the feds to waive many No Child Left Behind requirements for the state in exchange for new school achievement programs and rules regarding teacher evaluations, according to a proposal the State Office of Education released Thursday.

1/26/2012

1/26/2012

America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren't performing.

1/25/2012

1/25/2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released its 17th Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform.

1/23/2012

1/23/2012

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announces the launch of a new study guide to help students prepare for the Lower Level Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).

1/20/2012

1/20/2012

Registration is now open for School Improvement Network's latest webinar, which outlines strategies for using the Common Core Standards to improve learning by strengthening teacher and student support in schools.

1/19/2012

1/19/2012

Collecting data on individual students over time may give educators the insight they need to fix America's schools.

1/18/2012

1/18/2012

As anxiety over the academic performance of public schools grows, experts say it's likely that more schools and school districts will lose public or private accreditation.

1/18/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo would use his considerable budget powers to force changes he says will improve public schools, including tougher evaluations for teachers and principals.

1/18/2012

St. Louis Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams showed the Missouri Board of Education data Tuesday indicating the city's school system is just a few students shy of receiving the academic point needed to regain accreditation.

1/18/2012

Critics were virtually the only people who showed up for a public hearing on proposed rules changes they claim will lead to more schools being taken over by the state.

1/13/2012

1/13/2012

After years of soaring toward the top, Florida fell from fifth to 11th in a nationwide education ranking, a drop driven largely by weaker student performance and spending cuts.

1/13/2012

New York will seek to attract and reward “highly effective” teachers, evaluate their performance and create 100 schools, including some that prepare students for technical careers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

1/13/2012

For all its admirable intentions and the measurable gains it has produced, a decade after George W. Bush’s signature education overhaul became law, the consensus among policymakers and educators is grim: The good that’s come of No Child Left Behind no longer outweighs the bad.

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