Articles: Assessment

Year One of Texas Textbook Adoption Freedom

The 2011-2012 school year marked the first time in decades that Texas school districts could purchase instructional materials without approval by the state board of education.

Under the Radar

Like Kaya Henderson, chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, the curricular subject of geography has been flying under the radar.

Her Own Brand of Education Reform

Unlike predecessor Michelle Rhee, Chancellor Kaya Henderson of the District of Columbia Public Schools works to balance accountability with collegiality.

Not Your Mother's Student Information System

Districts demand integrated solutions, in addition to parent portals and mobile access—all while saving costs.

A Call for K12 Entrepreneurial Education

There’s a new petition for legislators on the hill and it appeals for entrepreneurial lessons to be taught in the classroom.

Malloy’s Achievement Gap Crusade

Gov. Dannel Malloy proposed a sweeping education reform bill calling 2012 “the year of education” in Connecticut.

Will the Student Success Act Ensure Success for All?

When H.R. 3989, the Student Success Act, reached the House floor in late February, the controversy surrounding it followed.

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