Accountability

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President George H.W. Bush, U.S. Secretary of Education Lauro F. Cavazos, center, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, right, and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, behind right, arrive for ceremonies concluding Mr. Bush’s 1989 education summit with state governors in Charlottesville, Va.
—Doug Mills/AP-File

Historic Summit Fueled Push for K-12 Standards

Aftershocks continue from the 1989 meeting in Charlottesville, Va., where the White House and the nation's governors took an aggressive turn toward standards-based accountability in public education. (September 23, 2014)

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The Accountability Push in Virtual Learning
Our guests discussed why accountability is so important for virtual schools, what those schools are doing to ensure high-quality learning for students, and what challenges they face in meeting that goal.

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Tackling Turnaround at Shawnee High School
Education Week is following Shawnee High through its quest to move off the bottom of Kentucky’s list of low-performing schools and remake itself into a school that produces high numbers of graduates who go onto college and careers.

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A Connecticut official shares that state's experience--and lessons learned--from its participation in the multibillion-dollar School Improvement Grant Program.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Amid concerns about too much testing, state schools chiefs and big-city superintendents have vowed to shed redundant tests but stick with annual assessments.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Ten months since taking over the helm of the 1.1 million-student district, Carmen Fariña has chipped away at former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's signature K-12 policies.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
The goal is to generate a comprehensive digital portrait of the strengths, weaknesses, and preferences of each student, to provide him or her with customized academic content.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
Legislation in Congress would open the door to "staggered testing," letting states give summative exams only in certain grades in a departure from the NCLB testing regime.
October 13, 2014 - Education Week
District technology and instructional leaders face a daunting task when trying to figure out which learning management system to choose. Here’s advice from the director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education and a district technology director.
October 9, 2014 - Education Week
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October 8, 2014 - Education Week
An effort to reach a common definition of bullying for research purposes could lead to more evidence-based solutions for schools.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
A new office at the U.S. Department of Education will aim to reduce duplication and boost support for states when it comes to monitoring and administering federal grant programs.
October 7, 2014 | Updated: October 7, 2014 - Education Week
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October 1, 2014 - Education Week

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