Four Mass. Schools Hailed for Comprehensive Assessment Gains

Littleton Middle School, Day Elementary School in Westford, Lowell Community Charter School, and Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica were all recognized as commendation schools due to their impressive Massachusetts Assessment scores.

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Trial Resumes Over Suburban Shelby County (Tenn.) Schools

The trial has resumed in Memphis where a federal judge is hearing arguments on whether a state law that allows the six small cities in Shelby County to start their own schools is constitutional. Proceedings got back under way Thursday after a two-week recess.

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NJ Schools Prepare to Implement New Teacher Evaluations

New Jersey’s plans for having a statewide teacher evaluation system in place by 2013-2014 goes full throttle this year, with every school district in the state being required to start putting the key pieces in place.

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Debate on What Makes Teachers Good Is Cause of Chicago School Walkout

The first Chicago teacher strike in 25 years has both sides saying the fight is about assuring that classrooms are led by good educators. They just disagree sharply over how that should be done.

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"Won't Back Down" Highlights Democratic Split Over Education Reform

The most controversial thing to happen at the Democratic National Convention this week may end up being a movie screening. On Monday afternoon, a Hollywood film called "Won't Back Down" -- which opens in theaters nationwide on Sept. 28 -- will be shown to a select crowd of convention-goers in Charlotte, N.C., just as it was one week prior at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

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Testing Isn’t the Problem

A robust curriculum and high-quality teaching is the answer.

Resistance to High Stakes Testing Spreads

A national resolution to limit standardized testing is gathering support.

Measuring the “Immeasurable”

What do we lose by focusing on what is easy to measure?
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State Data: Metro Detroit's Elite School Districts Show Achievement Gaps

Large achievement gaps lurk within some of Metro Detroit's elite school districts, according to data released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Education.

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Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Education Bill

Gov. John Kasich signed the 3,500-page Senate Bill 316 and defended a key provision that for some youngsters increases the pressure to read on grade level by the end of third grade.

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