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More than half the students who take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test are expected to fall below the cutoffs for grade-level proficiency in English/language arts and mathematics.
November 17, 2014 - Education Week
Thousands of Denver-area high school seniors are refusing to take new state standardized tests, saying they're a distraction as they work to get into college and a waste of time and money.
November 14, 2014 - AP
Districts could boost their ability to hire more effective teachers who stay on the job longer by improving their screening techniques, a newly released working paper concludes.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
Directing philanthropic support toward supporting black girls is one way to lift this neglected group of students, Fatima Goss Graves says.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
Longer-term certificates and associate degrees yield more of a wage boost than the short-term, occupational certificates that students earn at community colleges.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
The state consortia charged with developing common-core-aligned assessments take steps to address concerns about potential bias and difficulty level in the performance-based questions.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
William G. McCallum, a lead writer of the common-core math standards, discusses the aims, effects, and criticism of the framework.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
Educators and researchers in several of the nation's largest districts are trying to look at schools based on a fuller picture of children’s experiences.
November 6, 2014 - Education Week
An Ohio higher education coalition is the first to win a new prize for metropolitan areas that boost their numbers of college graduates.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
As the charter sector matures, it faces increasing pressure to close schools that fail to perform—a situation that could become more common.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week

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