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Mayfield High School student Isabela Bencomo, 15, holds a sign during a walkout with her classmates at the school in Las Cruces, N.M., last month.
—Robin Zielinski/Las Cruces Sun-News/AP

States Seek Guidance in Face of 'Opt Out' Push

A flurry of parents seeking to opt their children out of new common-core-aligned assessments has some states asking federal officials to clarify test-participation mandates. (March 31, 2015)

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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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Sending kids out of class or out of school doesn’t set them up to be successful when they return and knocks them further down the ladder they are trying to climb, high school teacher Joanna Schimizzi says, offering a different approach.
November 18, 2015 - Teacher
The 2014-15 school year marked a big change for many states because they switched to tests that for the first time reflect the Common Core State Standards.
November 16, 2015 - Education Week
The Harvard Graduate School of Education's Mary Grassa O'Neill shares recommendations for keeping principals in their jobs.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
As an ESEA rewrite nears the finish line, states must prepare for a scaled-back federal footprint and how to assure continued progress for low-performing student subgroups.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
A House-approved bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would scrap the law’s "maintenance of effort" requirement.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
Jonathon Plucker and Matthew Makel discuss why people are reluctant to have education studies replicated, and emphasize why replication is so important.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
A federal investigation of alleged corruption in Michigan's state-run school district may complicate Gov. Rick Snyder's turnaround plans for the city's school system.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
The federal government is demanding more answers from school officials about how they plan to resolve allegations of discriminatory admissions practices at their better schools.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
The House and Senate bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act take very different tacks on the future of certain federal education programs.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
Testing data should be used as a tool to enhance instruction and learning for teachers and students, writes John Hattie.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week

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