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The Baltimore Teacher's Union has called for the district hold off on attaching penalties to schools' performance on the the new Common Core assessments, citing insufficient professional development and resources to implement the new high-stakes...
Jim Adams 70, Ellicott City, retired auditor and accountant, three-time former candidate for District 9 seat in Maryland Senate The focus of Jim Adams' campaign is simple: the student. "That's the most important thing," he said. "I'd like to develop an...
Elliott Elementary in Lincoln, Neb., struck off on its own last year when it became the only school in the city to win money through the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. Winning wasn't something to be proud of, though: It meant the school...
Editor: Americans have long argued about what makes an effective educator. The federal government, however, has ended that debate. Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002, proposed by then-President George W. Bushand approved with bipartisan...
Here's an update to a clichéd philosophical question: If a test is scheduled and no one is around to take it, will this test matter? The new school year for many public school teachers begins weeks before students arrive. Educators attend hours of...
The only thing worse for Baltimore City's schools than cheating on standardized tests would be to ignore the possibility that it could happen, to hide evidence of cheating or to attempt to handle the consequences of it quietly. In that light, we should...
Loyola College's Jesuit tradition calls for it to serve students who did not start with every economic, social or geographic advantage. Widespread research, meanwhile, shows that standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT favor those from privileged...
Sun reporterState education officials acknowledged yesterday for the first time that they had changed the Maryland School Assessment this year in a way that experts say contributed to an unusually large rise in student test scores. According to experts, the test was...
Sun StaffSecond of three articles As the Columbia parents looked on protectively through the morning fog, their children clambered onto the yellow school bus. It seemed an ordinary bus, except it took a strange turn - toward a new public school in rural Fulton,...
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El Paso Times, TexasThree bills filed in response to El Paso County school scandals are headed to the governor. The bills passed the Texas Senate on Friday as the legislative session enters its final days. Filed in response to cheating in the El Paso Independent School...
In the past few weeks we have heard horror stories from throughout Indiana about testing under ISTEP+ -- particularly the overload of the computer system and the failure of the testing company's servers to handle the testing. This caused Indiana to...
ReutersBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE, May 14 (Reuters) - The Seattle public school system, facing a rebellion that stoked the national protest movement over standardized testing in U.S. public schools, is backing away from the contentious multiple-choice exam...
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