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School Choice & Charters Private School Choice Programs Fall Short on Transparency, Accountability
Education Week finds that few of the nearly 30 states with programs that pay tuition at private schools or tax-credits to incentivize businesses and individuals to do so require private schools to follow standard policies used to ensure transparency and accountability in the nation’s public schools.
Arianna Prothero & Alex Harwin, February 28, 2020
12 min read
Accountability States Fall Short on School Data Transparency, Advocacy Group Says
After reviewing states’ school report cards, the Data Quality Campaign says dozens of states are failing to offer a clear window into the data they’re required to collect under ESSA.
Daarel Burnette II, April 3, 2019
7 min read
Every Student Succeeds Act States Confront New Mandate on School-Spending Transparency
School-by-school funding data have to be made available to the public under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but doing so can be a daunting task given districts' sometimes-antiquated finance systems.
Daarel Burnette II, February 27, 2018
6 min read
School & District Management Opinion Leaders Who Are Purposeful About Transparency
Let the good news and the bad news come from us. Tell the truth. Be honest. Set the context. Stay out front. Keep on message. Listen well. Anticipate.
Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers, October 10, 2017
3 min read
Teaching Opinion Modeling Transparency and Vulnerability as a New Leader
As we grow together as a team, I have high hopes that I can ease the woes of anticipation. Although my position title preceeds me as a person, it is my character and willingness to lead from the middle with my team that I hope drives our ability to do what's best for kids.
Starr Sackstein, September 17, 2017
3 min read
Education Opinion Is Your District Ready for Financial Transparency?
To meet the reporting requirements of the Every Students Succeeds Act, many districts need to change the ways they track and report financial data. Here's what they need to know now.
Matthew Lynch, March 6, 2017
3 min read
Education Funding News in Brief S.D. Rejects Transparency for Scholarship Fund
South Dakota lawmakers last week rejected a bill that was meant to increase transparency in the state's school choice scholarship program.
The Associated Press, February 14, 2017
1 min read
Education Opinion How Transparency Can Build Trust
If coaching is new at your school, if you're new at your school, or you're new in the role of coach, you can cultivate trust by being explicit, direct and transparent about what you're doing and why.
Elena Aguilar, September 19, 2016
4 min read
Every Student Succeeds Act Six New Transparency Requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act
The new law includes a host of new transparency requirements that will give the feds, states, districts, educators, advocates and (yes) education reporters a much clearer picture of how different populations of kids are doing.
Alyson Klein, April 11, 2016
3 min read
Families & the Community Opinion Tweeting to Transparency
Twitter isn't for you? Why not? Among the many uses of Twitter, why not set up a class hashtag to help include parents in your classroom conversation.
Starr Sackstein, September 10, 2014
1 min read
Education Opinion Teacher Evaluation Systems Based on Trust, Transparency, and Growth
At YES Prep, our Instructional Excellence Rubric (IER) is the foundation for our teacher development and evaluation system. Three principles for successful teacher evaluation have guided our work.
Guest Blogger, August 27, 2014
3 min read
Accountability Success for All Again Scores Big, And Loses, in i3 Contest
U.S. Department of Education records confirm that Success for All was the highest-rated Investing in Innovation scale-up application again in 2013. And for a second year in a row, it didn't get funded.
Michele McNeil, January 17, 2014
3 min read
Accountability Transparency Watch: Ed. Dept. Refuses to Disclose Top i3 Scale-Up Applicant
The U.S. Department of Education is refusing to disclose the top-scoring but unfunded Investing in Innovation scale-up application, which scored 77.83, because the score was not "approximately 80."
Michele McNeil, November 18, 2013
3 min read
Accountability Transparency Watch: NAEP Governing Board's Puzzling Media Access Policy
The board that oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress is refusing to disclose its media policy on who does, and does not, get early access to test data.
Michele McNeil, November 8, 2013
1 min read