Articles: Standards

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.

Lawmakers Consider Early Graduation Policies

Offering incentives to high school students to complete their courses early is an idea popping up around the country.

Searching for Assessment Vendors

While administrators wait for more information about the Common Core assessments, PARCC and SBAC are developing them, including seeking vendors to write test questions.

Climate Change Is the New Evolution Debate

The decision to include this discussion in the curriculum and how to tackle it has been largely left to states and individual districts.

Education Stakeholders Need Shared Access to Data

Longitudinal data is improving nationwide, but states must also help stakeholders access this data to inform decisions and improve student achievement.

LAUSD Makes Civil Rights Improvements

The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights enforced its first action on LAUSD under the Obama administration.

Does Class Size Really Matter?

With Over 60 percent of school districts considering staff reductions to balance budgets, class size is likely on many educators' minds.

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