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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…

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    New Ranking System for Fresno Unified Schools Moves Away From Test Scores

    Under a new school accountability system for Fresno Unified, a school with the best test scores may not be labeled…

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    How Many Numbers Does It Take to Fix a School?

    The experience of the last quarter century tells us that it only takes one number to label, shame, or laud…

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    Ready To Be Counted: Why Non-Cognitive Skills Must be Incorporated into Ed Policy, Practice

    The enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act reinvigorates a discussion as old as education itself – what skills do…

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    Waiver States Could Learn from CA’s CORE on ESSA

    As most of the nation’s schools ponder the new goals set by the Every Child Succeeds Act, a group of…

  • Hispanic male high school science teacher talks with female Indian student about DNA. The student is holding a DNA helix model.

    Long Beach Schools Take Survey on Academics, Social Issues

    The Long Beach Unified School District this week began collecting data through its CORE Survey, intended to gather information on…

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    California Provides Model for Measuring Schools’ Performance

    With the new Every Student Succeeds Act returning power over oversight and accountability measures back to states, it’s no surprise…

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    State Needs a School Report Card that Works

    For too long in California and in other states, we have been having the wrong conversation about public education.