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Let's Assess the Whole Child
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
A Democratic lawmaker called for more transparency on aggressive plans by the State School Reform Office to close chronically failing schools in Michigan.
August 17, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune
Michigan's School Reform Office plans to make aggressive moves this coming school year to rid the state of failing schools—putting chronically low-performing schools on notice that they might be closed by next June.
August 16, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune
One of Florida's main school testing mandates, established by former Gov. Jeb Bush, came under fire during an emotional three-hour long court hearing in Leon County.
August 13, 2016 – AP
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
Having a growth mindset may help buffer students from low-income families from the effects of poverty on academic achievement, researchers found in a first-of-its kind, large-scale study of 168,000 10th grade students in Chile.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
Before K-12 leaders measure social-emotional learning in the classroom, educators must prepare to help students develop those skills, writes K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard.
July 21, 2016 – Education Week
Buzz builds around a pilot program under the Every Student Succeeds Act that aims to jump-start the next generation of assessments.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week

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