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Tiffany Mungin, a graduating student from East Side Community High School, presents a long-term research project about U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War to David Vazquez, principal at the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists, left, and Ben Wides, a 12th grade history teacher at East Side Community High School in New York.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

N.Y.C. High School Strives for 'Authentic' Assessment

East Side Community High School is among 48 New York schools where students complete projects to graduate—rather than take the state test. (July 17, 2015)

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Most of the former educators convicted in a cheating scandal will remain free on bond while they appeal.
April 17, 2015 - Education Week
The proposal hammered out after weeks of negotiation includes policies meant to charm members of both parties as they rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
Testing, teacher evaluations, and A-F grading systems are among the issues as states apply for renewal of flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
Seventeen school superintendents explain why the ESEA testing mandate should remain in effect for the reauthorization of the law.
April 10, 2015 - Education Week
This primer on the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act—the latest iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA—includes information about compliance, proficiency, and waivers; milestones in the law’s history; main criticisms; and resources for further reading.
April 10, 2015 - Education Week
The pressure is on as educators—especially those new to the classroom—toggle between leftover requirements from Tennessee's retired standards and those imposed by the common core.
April 9, 2015 - Education Week
Next spring's round of assessments will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards, but the test-developer's tight time frame poses challenges.
April 9, 2015 - Education Week
Eleven former teachers and administrators were found guilty of racketeering for conspiring to change answers or guide students to correct responses on a 2009 state test.
April 2, 2015 - Education Week
Those seeking to quantify the effect of Title I aid on the achievement of poor children face a number of hurdles stemming from the nature of the program itself.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week

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