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How High the Bar?

From the National Superintendents Roundtable: How High the Bar? is a joint project of the National Superintendents Roundtable and the Horace Mann League. The report sheds light on common school accountability benchmarks in the United States, asking how well students … Continue reading

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Rep. Massie’s bill to terminate the U.S. Dept. of Ed raises questions

Rep. Massie (KY) introduced a bill last month to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. If you are like me, you probably don’t care for reading legislative bills. They tend to confusingly convoluted and are sometimes hard to figure out … Continue reading

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“Noncognitive” Factors: Are they Fair Game for Data Collection and Instruction?

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In February 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released a draft of Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century. To many who were aware of this report, it was alarming … Continue reading

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