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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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Susan Hopgood, Lily Eskelsen-García, and Randi Weingarten explain their support for the global "sustainable development goals" adopted recently by the United Nations.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education has relaunched one of the most powerful tools it wields over states' academic standards and assessments: the "peer review" process that had been suspended for three years.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Two studies find that achievement gaps within schools account for more of the overall academic disparities among students of different races or economic backgrounds than do gaps between schools.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
This overview covers teacher evaluation and includes information on teacher evaluation models, controversies surrounding the issue, research on teacher quality, and reform trends. It also includes definitions for collective bargaining and value-added models.
September 3, 2015 - Education Week
When it comes to measuring student ability, not everything that counts can be counted, argues education professor James Nehring.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
A half-dozen White House hopefuls talk common core, teachers' unions, and the federal role in K-12 at a New Hampshire event.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
The latest opinions polls from PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge public sentiment on a range of heated education issues, including common-core standards, standardized testing, and school choice.
August 23, 2015 - Education Week
In spite of its success, the federal School Improvement Grants program could be dismantled, writes researcher Greg Anrig.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
Now that the federal government is giving states more flexibility in shaping their accountability systems, the question is: What will these new systems look like?
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
Lumping together data on the diverse population of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders obscures many students' struggles, writes Peter T. Keo.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week

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