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More and more, school board members feel as if they're running on hamster wheels.
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School Boards Must Narrow Their Focus

Regardless of the size, geographic location, and student demographics of the district, very few school boards believe their districts are improving fast enough. But school boards spend too much time on routine and not enough on issues that could have an impact on student achievement, writes Cathy Mincberg. (June 7, 2016)

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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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State school leaders say they’ll forge ahead now that Obama-era accountability rules are being dismantled, but advocates vow to keep a close watch on what happens next.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Michigan's state superintendent is dropping a plan to give a letter grade to every public school and, barring legislative action, instead will issue a report card showing indicators such as each school's proficiency on the state exam, The Associated Press has learned.
March 13, 2017 – AP
When it comes to teacher certification, the label "highly qualified" doesn’t mean much, argues University of Oklahoma’s Lawrence Baines.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
The push by Republicans to overturn Obama-era accountability rules could have broad consequences for how the law works in states and is dividing the education community.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Professional accountability in education merits more attention, write Mathematica’s Brian Gill and Harvard Kennedy School’s Jennifer Lerner.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
Former Delaware governor Jack Markell weighs in on how states should respond to the shifting federal education landscape.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
Some already are proposing tight timelines to meet their state-determined goals under the Every Student Succeeds Act, while others worry about boxing themselves in.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Five education policy experts weigh in on what the K-12 policy priorities should be under a Trump administration.
January 17, 2017 – Education Week
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
School finance formulas and implementation of the new federal education law are among the issues on the agenda as 50 state legislatures get to work for their 2017 sessions.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week

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