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January 22, 2014 - 2:51:47 posted by Nithya Joseph

Skeptically Hopeful: ESEA Waivers and Educator Evaluations

At first glance, the results in this year’s release of the StudentsFirst State Policy Report Card (SPRC) may seem pretty dismal with low national and state averages. But when we look at how particular policies have progressed since last year, there actually is a lot to celebrate. Read More»

Topics: SPRC, Teacher Evaluation, Teachers

January 21, 2014 - 3:21:51 posted by Halli Bayer

More States Giving Parents the Information They Need

What kind of information do parents in your state have about their kids’ schools? Read More»

Topics: SPRC

January 14, 2014 - 5:01:06 posted by Eric Lerum

Introducing our 2014 State Policy Report Card

I feel like that camel in the car insurance commercial, going around asking everyone, “Guess what day it is!?!” It’s Policy Report Card day!  Read More»

Topics: Accountability, Achievement Gap, SPRC, Education Research, StudentsFirst

January 08, 2014 - 7:47:47 posted by Dan Weisberg

The Facts Need a Champion

Data show that reform efforts are slowly but surely improving outcomes for kids. With anti-testing and anti-accountability rhetoric ringing loud and clear, it's time to speak up about the need for sustained change. Read More»

Topics: Data

December 18, 2013 - 6:47:24 posted by Eric Lerum

TUDA Results Demonstrate Urgent Need for Reform

Today the National Council on Education Statistics released results from the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA).  Read More»

December 10, 2013 - 1:40:29 posted by Jacob Waters

What do teacher preparation programs actually teach?

Teachers say classroom management is their greatest challenge but a new study says teacher preparation programs aren’t teaching it  Read More»

December 06, 2013 - 2:57:56 posted by Michelle Rhee

Michelle Rhee: More Mediocrity for American Education

The bad news about those mediocre new rankings of America's educational system is the complacency about fixing them. Read More»

Topics: Michelle Rhee

November 20, 2013 - 2:32:28 posted by Kimberly Coyle

The Importance of High Standards for Students and Teachers

Tennessee teacher talks about impressive NAEP results  Read More»

November 14, 2013 - 3:35:28 posted by Jacob Waters

New study says low-income students are more likely to receive low performing teachers

It’s no secret that great teachers matter. In fact, teacher quality is the most important in-school factor affecting student achievement.  Read More»

Topics: Teachers

November 07, 2013 - 1:28:45 posted by Eric Lerum

What We Should Learn from the 2013 NAEP Results

The 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results provide some of the strongest evidence yet that investment in student-centered education reforms improves student achievement. Read More»

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