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New York Regents Asked To Exempt More Schools From Mandatory State Exams

The Wall Street Journal | Lisa Fleisher | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education

Unlike most New York City high-school seniors last June, Kathryn McCauley's diploma wasn't riding on her performance on five grueling state Regents ex...

Evidence Shows State-Test Cheating Likely Far Worse Than Revealed

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 08.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. The scope of the Philadelphia ...

Connecticut To Implement New Online Testing System In 2014

Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

State officials are hopeful that by the 2014-15 school year, the bubble-in pencil and paper Connecticut Mastery Test taken by third- through eighth-gr...

Struggling Newark School Prepares, Again, To Reinvent Itself

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. A new spirit of reform pervades Quitman Street Community School in Newark, N.J. In recent ...

Educators Sanctioned In Cheating Scandals Get Recycled At Other Schools

texas watchdog | Steve Miller | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Texas Watchdog. Principal Robert Earl Peters Jr. left the Dallas school district in 2009 as the district and sta...

Tennessee's Teacher Evaluation System Is Reviewed

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) on Thursday released a report regarding Tennessee’s teacher evaluation system. The report com...

Fight Ensues Over Florida Exams Failed By Most, Teacher Included

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

In Florida, controversy continues over whether state Board of Education acted appropriately by lowering the requirements for a passing score on the Fl...

Protests Against Surge In Standardized Testing Sweeps Nation

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 12 (Reuters) - A backlash against high-stakes standardized testing is sweeping through U.S. school districts ...

This Is How To Fail A Test

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

There are plenty of ways students approach an exam for which they're completely unprepared: faking sick, inventing a "family emergency" or perhaps beg...

Ridiculous Talking Pineapple Question On 8th-Grade State Exam Confuses Everyone

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

New York students, teachers, and parents were utterly bewildered by a question on an eighth-grade state reading exam, the New York Daily News reports....