The nation's largest state has won approval to ditch its state tests in favor of new field tests aligned to the common core, which won't produce any data for student accountability for at least a year, sources say. (March 7, 2014)
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The 262,000-student Florida district was at odds with its 95 charter schools before Robert Runcie came along with an agenda for change and collaboration.
Language arts teacher Jessica Keigan describes a project she used to help build her students' critical-thinking and communication skills—as well as their stake in their education system. (February 25, 2014)
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Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education comes amid a flurry of activity around student-data privacy, including recommendations from a leading technology trade group and proposed legislation in California. (March 4, 2014)
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