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Conn. Stumbles in Quest to Use SAT as Achievement Test

Federal reviewers raise questions In a preview of where the SAT could falter in its bid to gain new ground in the K-12 world, the U.S. Department of Education has decided that it can’t fully approve Connecticut’s use of the college-admissions exam as a high school achievement test. The department ...

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Watchdog Report Highlights Charter School Self-Dealing, Political Ties in Florida

By Denise Amos, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville (Fla.) A government watchdog group called Florida’s growing system of privately-run public charter schools wasteful and said it sometimes gives rise to self-dealing and profiteering. Integrity Florida, a group which seeks to uncover public corruption, recommended more widespread disclosure of charter school finances, ...

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Ofsted admits adding to ‘teach-to-the-test’ mentality

Image copyright Department for Education Image caption Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman promises a new focus on the curriculum School inspectors in England have put too much weight on tests and exam results when rating schools, Ofsted boss Amanda Spielman has admitted. This has added pressure for schools to “deliver ...

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Educating Greater Manchester head Drew Povey resigns

Image caption Drew Povey was in the TV series Educating Greater Manchester The head teacher of the school which featured in the TV series Educating Greater Manchester has resigned after claiming his suspension felt like a “personal vendetta”. Drew Povey, head at Harrop Fold School in Little Hulton, Salford, was ...

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How to Build a Better Teacher Contract

Commentary —Getty Teachers and district staff lay out 7 steps for a successful negotiation By Jonathan Eckert, Bryce Cann, Bob Rammer, & Jeff Schuler As the U.S. Supreme Court was deciding the Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31 opinion this year, a district of ...

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