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    The Power of Two: Embracing Both Proficiency and Growth

    As surreal as it was, the recent confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, the likely next secretary of education, raised a…

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    Calif. CORE Districts Pilot Accountability Measures

    In school accountability, flashlights work better than hammers. That’s the oft-repeated argument of California’s CORE districts, a data collaborative now…

  • Strong, Locally Generated Data Key to School Improvement Strategies

    This October 9, 2016 EdSource commentary written by California State Board of Education president Michael Kirst highlights the need for strong locally-generated…

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    California’s Dashboard Data Will Guide Improvement; A Forum on How States Should Design Their Accountability Systems

    After more than a decade of strict federal mandates and measures of school success, a new education law is inviting…

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    CORE Districts Can Inform State’s New Accountability System

    As California prepares to adopt its new multiple-measure school accountability system, the CORE Districts can offer firsthand experience and data…

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    Tough Measurements for School Success Needed

    The state of California, the federal government, and your local school district all agree — our lowest-performing schools need support…

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    California Data Show Flaws in Federal Regulations

    When Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015, it was celebrated as relief from its predecessor, but as…

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    Proposed Federal, State Accountability Systems Could Again Clash

    Differences in proposed federal and state criteria for intervening in the lowest-performing schools could lead to what California education officials…

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    CORE Districts Want State Waiver to Continue Their Work

    The six California school districts that designed their own school accountability and improvement model are asking the State Board of…

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    6 Things to Know About LAUSDS New School Accountability System

    A group of six California school districts, including LA Unified, this week unveiled a new school accountability system that represents…