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Tight timelines and the requirement for a summative rating for schools are among the issues officials must navigate as they craft accountability plans under the new federal law.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
An order by the state's governor that classes not begin until after Labor Day starting in 2017-18 has some warning about the impact on summer learning loss and scheduling complications.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
Two recent studies—one in Florida, the other in Texas—present contradictory findings on how well charter school alumni do compared with noncharter peers.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
The latest attempt by researchers to determine the impact of educational technology investments on achievement compares federal e-rate spending with SAT scores.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Let's Assess the Whole Child
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
A significant increase in the number of students taking the ACT college-readiness test may help explain the slight dip in scores for 2016, says ACT.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Research finds that children from low-income families are coming to school better prepared than in past years.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
A judge ruled Friday that school districts can't hold 3rd graders back just because they score badly on a mandated standardized reading test, saying that classroom grades and teacher evaluations have to be considered.
August 26, 2016 – AP
The U.S. Department of Education hasn't decided how to penalize states where large numbers of students have opted-out of annual tests.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
With the political conventions over, national security and other concerns may tamp down the profile of education in the policy debates leading up to November's presidential election.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week

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