Raising the Stakes

Raising the Stakes is an occasional series that explores the push for accountability in public education.

Many newspapers are using sophisticated computer techniques to delve into educational data.
June 17, 1998 – Education Week

The nation's charter schools are struggling with a range of accountability issues.
June 10, 1998 – Education Week

Peer-review programs are catching on as a way to evaluate teacher performance.
June 3, 1998 – Education Week

The demand for higher performance is placing a host of new pressures on principals.
May 20, 1998 – Education Week

In trying to judge school performance fairly, some researchers and policymakers are turning to a "value added" approach.
May 13, 1998 – Education Week

Texas' state exams are the heart of a comprehensive accountability system.
April 29, 1998 – Education Week

Kentucky's distinguished educators provide expert help to troubled schools.
April 1, 1998 – Education Week

While many states and districts have been able to improve climate and test results in their worst schools, it is not clear whether these gains will last.
March 25, 1998 – Education Week

In an effort to improve accountability, a growing number of states are no longer providig school principals the traditional job protection of tenure.
March 4, 1998 – Education Week

Through test scores, performance evaluations, "endorsed" diplomas, and a host of systems that reward success and punish failure, policymakers are demanding results as they seek to assure parents and taxpayers that their children are getting a good education and their money isn't being wasted.
February 11, 1998 – Education Week

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