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Measuring the “Immeasurable”

What do we lose by focusing on what is easy to measure?
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State Data: Metro Detroit's Elite School Districts Show Achievement Gaps

Large achievement gaps lurk within some of Metro Detroit's elite school districts, according to data released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Education.

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Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Education Bill

Gov. John Kasich signed the 3,500-page Senate Bill 316 and defended a key provision that for some youngsters increases the pressure to read on grade level by the end of third grade.

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Backer of Common Core School Curriculum Is Chosen to Lead College Board

David Coleman, an architect of the common core curriculum standards that are being adopted in nearly all 50 states, will become the president of the College Board, starting in October.

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Tuscaloosa City School Board Approves Evaluation Method

The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved the final version of the method it will use to evaluate the Tuscaloosa City School System’s superintendent.

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Affinity Schools Are Inevitable

Mobile technology is a key enabler.
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With Ed Law Waived, 'Focus is No Longer on Test'

Georgia and nine other states last week were released from requirements of No Child Left Behind, a landmark federal education law some say created a national testing craze by requiring students meet increasing academic goals year after year.

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Indiana Panel OKs Overhaul of School Grading System

Sweeping changes to Indiana's A-to-F ranking standards for public schools have been approved despite complaints that the new rules are too complex for schools and parents to understand.

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Controversial Grading Policy Aims to Give Students Second Chance One Georgia District

The Lowndes County Board of Education has implemented controversial new rules that aim to give students a second chance to earn better scores.

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St. Louis Schools are Near Accreditation, Supt. Tells State Board

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.

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