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Time to Pull the Plug on Traditional Grading?

Supporters of mastery-based grading say it could promote equity
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From Zero Sum to Positive Sum

In the current system, some students succeed at the expense of others. It doesn’t have to be that way.
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Marcus Foster Raised Expectations for All Students

Historian John P. Spencer on one of the first Black superintendents of a large urban district
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Meet the Metaverse

A New Frontier in Virtual Learning
The San Francisco school- board recall effort was led by parents Siva Raj (left) and Autumn Looijen.

School Board Shakeup in San Francisco

Arrogance, incompetence, and woke rhetoric trigger successful recall effort
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“It Felt Like Guerrilla Warfare”

Student achievement levels in the Nation’s Report Card: a brief history of “basic,” “proficient,” and “advanced”
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End the Birthday Bias

Age allowances in high-stakes tests are a proven boost for fairness
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Locally Elected School Boards Are Failing

Pandemic stress-tested school governance, revealing many flaws
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona watches as President Joe Biden speaks to students in a classroom during a visit to Luis Muñoz Marin Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 11, 2022.

New Biden Rules Would Slow Charter Growth

Parents, governors register objections to proposed changes

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