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Measuring the “Immeasurable”

What do we lose by focusing on what is easy to measure?
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New Report Suggests Possible Reasons for Student Proficiency Deficit

The Center for American Progress (CAP) has released a new report entitled “Do schools challenge our children” which seems particularly interesting on the heels of the Minnesota Board of Education releasing proficiency test ratings yesterday.

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Arizona Department of Education Releases Letter Grades for Schools

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released letter grades for every school district statewide on Wednesday, with no districts receiving an “F” this year.

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Opinion: Education's Pendelum: Thinkers or Test Takers?

Rote learning can take a toll on building creativity in schools. The nations that can strike the right balance will gain a competitive edge.

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Florida Education Head Tries to Calm Fears on FCAT Scores

The head of Florida's Department of Education is writing parents to tell them that they shouldn't be overly concerned about the results of the state-required exam that's supposed to measure year-to-year improvements of students, teachers and public schools.

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Fla. Push for Digital Textbooks, Tests Has Schools Scrambling

Students at Lake Minneola High School spent the year reading from shiny, new iPads instead of textbooks, something many say helped them stay engaged with schoolwork.

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The Education System That Pulled China Up May Now Be Holding It Back

China wants inventors and entrepreneurs, but its schools, built around the notorious gaokao exam, are still designed to produce cookie-cutter engineers and accountants.

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Texas Schools Foot Big Bill for STARR Retakes

The school year ended the first week of June for most Texas students, but for hundreds of thousands of them, it won’t mean the end of class.

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Kansas Awaits Word on No Child Left Behind Waiver

The head of the Kansas Department of Education said Wednesday it's not certain that the state will be granted its waiver request from the federal government for more flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Florida's Education Chief Holds Forum in Tampa on FCAT

Florida's education chief will be in Tampa today to host the first in a series of public forums, part of a blitz to quell frustrations about the state's testing system.

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