Contested Tenure, Pay Law in Louisiana Upheld on Appeal

The state's supreme court reversed a lower-court ruling, allowing a 2012 revamping tenure and pay rules to stand. …

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Morning Video: New Report Highlights District-Based Testing/Test Prep Practices

Here's the video from CAP's event, during which you'll find out about CAP head sending her own kids to DCPS schools, plus link to the new report (Testing Overload in America’s Schools): Basically, the report focusing on 14 districts …

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Quotes: Hillary Clinton Talks Education Equality

You should not have to be the grandchild of a president to get a good education, to get good healthcare... Let’s make sure we give every child in Pennsylvania the same chance that I’m determined to give my granddaughter. - …

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Did you know it’s ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’?

Today, you may not know, is  national “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” so declared by a Christian ministry called Focus on The Family. Here’s what a Web site promoting the event says: Did you know that students have recently…

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Getting Past Surreal Arguments on the Common Core

Casey: In my judgment, the [common-core] standards have the potential to do some real good. …

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AM News: States, Big-City Superintendents Pledge To Reduce Overtesting (Plus Deasy Departure)

School standardized testing is under growing attack, leaders pledge changes Washington Post: The standardized test, a hallmark of the accountability movement that has defined U.S. public education since 2002, is under growing attack from critics who say students from pre-kindergarten to …

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How Would Some Experts Design K-12 Accountability From Scratch?

State tests would be less frequent and assessments would incorporate a lot of performance tasks, in an imaginary 51st state. …

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Oops, never mind: Why a major university retracted report on charter schools

Tulane University released a report this month which said that high schools in charter-heavy New Orleans were “beating the odds” with test scores and graduation rates higher than expected for most students. The report got some attention in education circles…

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The best way for students to become writers

What is the best way for students to become writers? If you were going to say “by practicing writing,” you may be surprised by the answer in the following post, written by Joanne Yatvin, a past president of the National Council…

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York community continues to rally against the corporate takeover of public schools

School board to consider new plan from Governor Tom Corbett-appointee to turn profit on backs of studentRead More »…

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