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A rigorous curriculum program imported from the United Kingdom is challenging AP and IB as it becomes increasingly popular in U.S. schools.
February 21, 2018 – Education Week
The Illinois State Board of Education is planning to transform 3rd to 8th grade state exams, aiming to shorten the tests, get results faster and switch to a format that adjusts the difficulty of test questions.
February 9, 2018 – AP
The revelations about District of Columbia schools have unleashed a wave of questions about the pressures and incentives built into U.S. high schools, and fueled nagging doubts that states’ rising high school graduation rates—and the country’s all-time-high rate of 84 percent—aren’t what they seem.
February 9, 2018 – Education Week
The uncharacteristic silence of education’s accountability hawks on Washington’s fraudulent graduation rate reveals their partisan blinders, writes Erika Sanzi.
February 8, 2018 – Education Week
Experts are working with counselors and admissions officers on ways to factor performance assessments into admissions decisions.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
A Florida study urges caution in taking advantage of ESSA's new flexibility on state testing.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Here are five questions school and district leaders should be asking to move beyond tracking, write Robin Avelar La Salle and Ruth S. Johnson.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
The state is under intense scrutiny about how it plans to hold schools accountable for historically disadvantaged groups of students under the new federal law.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Educators in Menomonee, Wis., are going all in on "continuous improvement," a strategy that combines constant feedback, experimentation, and problem-solving.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
What is continuous improvement and why are schools and districts jumping on that bandwagon?
February 7, 2018 – Education Week

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