Behind the Headline: Six Education Stories to Watch in 2015

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Six Education Stories to Watch in 2015
1/3/15 | NPR

Behind the Headline
Examining High Stakes Testing
Winter 2014 | Education Next

Veteran NPR reporter Claudio Sanchez identifies six education stories to watch in the year ahead. For background on some of the topics, check out these stories from recent issues of Education Next:

Standardized Testing Under Fire: Will There Be a Moratorium?: for background, read this debate between Joshua Starr (“A Testing Moratorium is Necessary,”) and Margaret Spellings (“Assessments are Vital for Healthy Schools”)

Troubles for the Common Core: for background, read these articles by two scholars on how Common Core implementation is going: “The Common Core Takes Hold,” by Robert Rothman and “Navigating the Common Core,” by Michael McShane

Teacher Evaluation, Training, and the Vergara Fallout: Ed Next legal analysts Joshua Dunn and Martha Derthick analyze the Vergara ruling in “Script Doctors

-Education Next

P.S. Ed Next’s Rick Hess offers his predictions for education stories likely to be in the news in 2015 here.

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