The Education Gadfly Daily

South Carolina has taken today’s testing drama to new heights. A few years back, the governor, chief, and state board chair all agreed to have the Palmetto State become a governing board member of the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) testing consortia. But as other states withdrew and new testing options...
For millions of Americans, yesterday was tax day. One of the major uses of those tax dollars is K-12 public education; in fact, Ohio spends approximately $20 billion per year on its public schools. Those funds are generated through state income and sales taxes, local property taxes, and to a small...
As opposition to the Common Core State Standards has gained momentum in parts of the land, it’s important to ask what happens if a state changes its mind and renounces those standards—which, as we’ve long said, states have every right to do. But then what? Does a state go back to its old academic...
Roundup of Ohio education news stories, with commentary
The latest installment of Fordham's Ohio news roundup.
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in 2002 was the apotheosis of the standards-assessments-accountability movement, which had been building for about two decades. Some loved it, believing this latest reauthorization of the LBJ-era Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) finally put the...
Better late than never!
Much work has been done to transform Cleveland schools, with much more still to be done. We take a look at progress so far.
Proposals to change Ohio's value-add calculation have passed the House and are moving on to the Senate; Aaron takes a look.

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