Accountability

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is feeling a sense of urgency as the Obama administration moves deeper into its second term. As for his own legacy:
—Stephen Voss for Education Week-File

Arne Duncan Vows Push on Range of Education Priorities

Standards implementation, pre-K, and teacher preparation are high on the to-do list items for the U.S. Secretary of Education as the administration heads deeper into its final term. (April 22, 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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States and districts are integrating student-wellness data into the school-level reports they share with the public.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
This is the academic year when nearly every state must give assessments aligned to their "college- and career-ready" standards. But there are questions about how well those tests will measure mastery of the standards.
September 3, 2014 - Education Week
In something of a farewell policy address, Chester E. Finn Jr. writes that American schools have made progress, but the public education governance structure is "obsolete."
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
The standardized teacher evaluation assumes an approach to learning that doesn't necessarily reflect what's happening in the classroom, writes Michael Q. McShane.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
States still relish flexibility from portions of the outdated law, but critics grumble about a thicket of federal conditions and second-guessing.
August 18, 2014 - Education Week
Three innovative and durable programs offer lessons in how to build the supportive school communities that can help low-income children thrive, Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane say.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
While former Indiana state chief Tony Bennett is cleared of ethics allegations in the changing of a charter school's grade, the state is considering major changes in the grading system he championed.
July 23, 2014 - Education Week
Federal reports show that many states with leeway from many NCLB mandates were cited for failing to follow through with plans to turn around their poorest-performing schools.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Many states are moving to delay or alter test-based accountability for schools and teachers, as tests associated with the Common Core State Standards head for debut nationwide.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week

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