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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
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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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Proposed legislation to overhaul the nation's law governing career-and-technical education seeks to give states more discretion over spending, which programs to focus on, and other issues.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
Spurred on by new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act and by revenue shortfalls, state legislators scrap over who should be in charge of education policy and how to better spend K-12 dollars, among other issues.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Here's a breakdown of what 16 states and the District of Columbia plan to do with their new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act to set achievement goals and take other action in the area of school accountability.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
States and districts gird for the federal K-12 law’s new mandate for school-by-school spending data that can prove both complex and elusive.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
A wide range of approaches to school ratings, academic indicators, and long-range goals come through in the accountability plans 12 states and the District of Columbia have submitted for federal approval.
April 14, 2017 – Education Week
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
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

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