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High school graduation requirements are inconsistent and often lax, writes the national policy director of Students for Education Reform.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
A handful of the 18 states that have adopted the Next-Generation Science Standards are using assessments meant to reflect the standards' deeper, more inquiry-based approach to science.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
How is a district to choose in a curriculum landscape that includes open educational resources, digital 'playlists,' teacher-designed lessons, and old-fashioned textbooks?
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
Approval of a charter school bill and a measure that overhauls the state's nearly 30-year-old K-12 law is likely to bring widespread changes to the Bluegrass State.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Even if Donald Trump could "end" the common core, that may not be what teachers want, writes Maria Ferguson.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
Which states use common-core-aligned tests? Which require the SAT or ACT? Browse the results of Education Week's latest state survey of testing plans and see how the national testing landscape has evolved.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Twenty states and the District of Columbia will administer the tests designed for the common-core standards in 2016-17, an Education Week survey finds.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
A growing number of states are requiring high school students to take the SAT or ACT, according to Education Week's annual testing survey.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week survey finds that fewer states are requiring high school students to pass a test in order to graduate.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Education Week's latest annual state survey reveals subtle shifts this year in the national testing landscape.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week

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