Accreditation

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Teacher Preparation The Complicated, Divisive Work of Grading Teacher-Preparation Programs
As the two national accreditors for teacher-preparation programs evolve, the battle over market share heats up.
Madeline Will, June 22, 2021
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The Every Student Succeeds Act offers a fresh opportunity to provide services, says Mark Elgart, the president and CEO of AdvancED, which accredits pre-K-12 schools.
The Every Student Succeeds Act offers a fresh opportunity to provide services, says Mark Elgart, the president and CEO of AdvancED, which accredits pre-K-12 schools.
Melissa Golden for Education Week
Every Student Succeeds Act Leading School Accreditor Sees Expansion Opportunity Under ESSA
AdvancED is expanding its school improvement contracting as states prepare for the Every Student Succeeds Act rollout, even as some caution about the potential for it to become both judge and service provider.
Daarel Burnette II, June 19, 2017
8 min read
Accountability Ferguson Commission Urges K-12 Changes to Combat Inequities
The panel called for focusing on "whole-child" issues and overhauling the way the state handles unaccredited school districts.
Evie Blad, September 22, 2015
4 min read
School & District Management Vickie Murillo: Rebuilding Academics in a Struggling District
The CAO and accountability officer for the Kansas City, Mo., schools talks about setting goals and monitoring progress for a district that lost its accreditation in 2012.
Michelle R. Davis, March 16, 2015
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Third grader Warren Evans works on a reading exercise at Bel-Nor Elementary School in the Normandy, Mo., school district. Some 1,100 students signed up to leave the district, which lacks accreditation.
Third grader Warren Evans works on a reading exercise at Bel-Nor Elementary School in the Normandy, Mo., school district. Some 1,100 students signed up to leave the district, which lacks accreditation.
Sid Hastings for Education Week
Law & Courts Missouri Districts Verge on Bankruptcy After Ruling
A recently affirmed Missouri law that allows students to transfer out of unaccredited districts—at the home district's expense—could bankrupt two districts.
Jaclyn Zubrzycki, September 24, 2013
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Accountability Kansas City-Area Districts Brace for Influx of Students
The impending loss of accreditation for Kansas City, Mo., schools could cause an exodus of students to neighboring districts—and impose new financial burdens on the troubled Kansas City school system.
Christina A. Samuels, December 6, 2011
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School & District Management Kansas City-Area Districts Brace for Influx
The impending loss of accreditation for Kansas City, Mo., schools could cause an exodus of students to neighboring districts—and impose new financial burdens on the troubled Kansas City school system.
Christina A. Samuels, November 28, 2011
7 min read
Accountability Can Kansas City's School District Save Itself? Yes, State Says
The state officials who recommended that the Kansas City, Mo., school district lose its accreditation decided they had no choice but to light that fire.
Joe Robertson, The Kansas City Star, Mo. (MCT), October 18, 2011
5 min read
Accountability School Accrediting Agency's Reach Questioned
Critics suggest AdvancED may be getting involved in political matters that don't have a direct effect on education.
Christina A. Samuels, April 26, 2011
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Accountability Accreditation Is Seen as High Priority
But experts say evaluating virtual programs requires an understanding of the unique characteristics of online schools.
Katie Ash, April 23, 2010
8 min read
Accountability Ga. District's Fiasco Prompting Reforms
Dismayed by a school district's loss of accreditation because of its former school board's behavior, business leaders, educators, and other experts across Georgia have worked for months to craft recommendations for avoiding such disasters in the future.
Linda Jacobson, January 21, 2009
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Accountability Second Ga. District Now Under Cloud
Three months after the Clayton County school district lost its accreditation, another Georgia district is facing the same fate.
Linda Jacobson, November 26, 2008
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Federal 'Diploma Mill' Issue Roils Pay Debate in New Jersey
High salaries and generous benefits for superintendents and other administrators have drawn a backlash—and new rules from the state.
Dakarai I. Aarons, September 5, 2008
6 min read
State Rep. Mike Glanton tries to calm Clayton County school board member-elect Jessie Goree after an Aug. 28 meeting in Decatur, Ga., where they learned the Clayton County schools would lose their accreditation.
State Rep. Mike Glanton tries to calm Clayton County school board member-elect Jessie Goree after an Aug. 28 meeting in Decatur, Ga., where they learned the Clayton County schools would lose their accreditation.
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Accountability Loss of Accreditation Rocks Georgia District
The decision by an accrediting agency could complicate everything from students’ college applications to teachers’ continuing education credits.
Linda Jacobson, August 29, 2008
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