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Senate approves last-minute negotiated overhaul of school A-F ratings
Texas Tribune • Aliyya Swaby
State board rethinking how to measure performance of alternative schools
EdSource • John Fensterwald
New Science Tests: When Will They Start?
Education Week • Liana Loewus
DeVos articulates a slimmer, more effective role for the feds in education
The Hill • Kevin Roberts, Opinion Contributor
Who is Behind the Assault on Public Education?
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
The Politics & Partisanship of the Education Reform Debate: Why Being ‘Right’ Isn’t Enough – by Derrell Bradford
Education Next • Derrell Bradford
Lawmakers Show Sympathy for Trump Plan to Squeeze Research Costs
Chronicle of Higher Education • Paul Basken
Judy Burton dies at 69; led school reform efforts inside and outside L.A. Unified
Los Angeles Times • Howard Blume
A report found black students and teachers in Denver face inequities. Can these 11 recommendations make a difference?
ChalkBeat • Melanie Asmar
A hands-on view of education
Christian Science Monitor • Mark Sappenfield
 
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Assessments & Testing, Education
Senate approves last-minute negotiated overhaul of school A-F ratings
Texas TribuneAliyya Swaby
Texas House and Senate education leaders have come to a compromise on how to tweak a plan for grading schools and districts, which the Senate unanimously passed Sunday evening. The Senate voted 31-0 to approve a conference committee report on House Bill...
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Assessments & Testing, Colleges & Universities
State board rethinking how to measure performance of alternative schools
EdSourceJohn Fensterwald
Credit: iStock/Chris Pecoraro State law recognizes that schools primarily serving expelled students, dropouts and students who had trouble coping in traditional schools should be held accountable for academic performance – but by different measurements. This month, the State Board of Education began...
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Assessments & Testing, College Admissions
New Science Tests: When Will They Start?
Education WeekLiana Loewus
In a new series of stories, looks at the many changes going on in the assessment world. The report tackles the rise of digital formative assessments, efforts allowing students to design their own tests, the ongoing race between the two most popular...
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Education, Education Policy
DeVos articulates a slimmer, more effective role for the feds in education
The HillKevin Roberts, Opinion Contributor
The federal government has expanded its power in almost every policy area, but in no issue has that overreach been more damaging than in education. After four decades of profligate spending and onerous regulations, the great achievement of the U.S. Department of...
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Education, Education Reform
Who is Behind the Assault on Public Education?
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Howard Ryan, writing in Monthly Review, analyzes the sources of support for corporate reform and privatization. Ryan writes: Over the past three decades, public schools have been the target of a systematic assault and takeover by corporations and private foundations. The endeavor...
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Barack Obama, Charter Schools
The Politics & Partisanship of the Education Reform Debate: Why Being ‘Right’ Isn’t Enough – by Derrell Bradford
Education NextDerrell Bradford
I voted for President Barack Obama twice and pulled the lever for Hillary Clinton last fall. I also know Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and was one of the few folks to support her nomination. I’ve worked with business groups in New York...
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Colleges & Universities, Education Reform
Lawmakers Show Sympathy for Trump Plan to Squeeze Research Costs
Chronicle of Higher EducationPaul Basken
hen the Ohio University economist Richard Vedder thinks of his counterparts at Harvard, he sees more than just a great research university. He sees shiny marble floors. Such high-end decor is a signal, Mr. Vedder told lawmakers Wednesday on Capitol... This content...
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Charter Schools, Economic Policy
Judy Burton dies at 69; led school reform efforts inside and outside L.A. Unified
Los Angeles TimesHoward Blume
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Education, Education Reform
A report found black students and teachers in Denver face inequities. Can these 11 recommendations make a difference?
ChalkBeatMelanie Asmar
Helping African-American families understand their children’s school choices, offering signing bonuses to prospective black teachers and making student discipline data count in school ratings are among the recommendations of a task force that tackled inequities faced by African-American students and educators in...
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Colleges & Universities, Economic Policy
A hands-on view of education
Christian Science MonitorMark Sappenfield
Mr. Koziatek is part of something pioneering. He is a teacher at a New Hampshire high school where learning is not something of books and tests and rote memorization, but practical, reports staff writer Stacy Teicher Khadaroo in this week’s cover story....
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