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Making the grade
March 18, 2019
City commission moves forward with A-F grades for Detroit schools, bucking new state rating system
In moving ahead with A-F school grades, a Detroit city commission is defending its idea of what a good school looks like, bucking Michigan's grading system.
March 12, 2019
As deadlines loom for Michigan’s A-F law, state education leaders to request a delay
The controversial A-F letter grading system means Michigan now has two ways to hold schools accountable.
rethinking the reprieve
February 18, 2019
Indiana lawmakers take step to eliminate generous ‘growth-only’ grades for all schools, not just those in IPS
Indianapolis Public Schools stands to be one of the districts most affected by the bill if it passes into law.
February 6, 2019
A new plan could drop test scores and graduation rates from Indiana high school grades
Rep. Bob Behning, chairman of the committee, said the bill was intended to give the Indiana State Board of Education more leeway in designing the school rating system.
January 15, 2019
Concerned with state A-F grading system, Vitti says he’ll lobby for Detroit to keep its own plan
Detroit school leaders are adding a new twist to the pushback against the newly-enacted A-F letter grading system for Michigan schools.
January 9, 2019
Could Michigan’s new A-F law cost the state federal funding?
It's been controversial from the start. But now there are questions about whether Michigan's new A-F law could cost the state federal funding.
December 19, 2018
Michigan schools are close to getting A-F grades. Here’s what to expect.
A new school accountability system for Michigan schools that requires A-F letter grades is almost official. The Michigan Senate passed the…
School letter grades
December 13, 2018
Lame duck Michigan lawmakers just voted on A-F grades for schools. Here’s what you need to know.
A bill that would mandate an A-F letter grading system would mean a new way of holding schools accountable, but it's garnered criticism
December 5, 2018
GOP power grab — or path to better schools? Lame-duck votes could shift some Michigan education powers
A proposed education accountability commission would take on some powers currently held by state elected officials.
School letter grades
December 3, 2018
Lame-duck lawmakers could derail improvement-focused A-F rating system planned for Detroit
A bill that would require an A-F school letter grade accountability system in Michigan would put a halt to plans currently being developed in Detroit that were also required by state law.
October 26, 2018
Rise & Shine: A-F grades are coming. Here’s what they’ll look like
Good morning! A citywide education commission that will next year start giving A-F grades to every school in Detroit has…
Making the grade
October 25, 2018
New A-F grades in Detroit could be painful, but will give schools credit for improvement
A new citywide education commission will soon start assigning A-F grades to every school in Detroit — the first time in years that schools in the city will get letter grades from a government entity.
October 11, 2018
Three Chicago principals and the war against Fs
“Fs and Ds are worthless,” Principal Juan Carlos Ocon of Benito Juarez Community Academy said. The school has devised a strategy for not giving failing grades — and it has increased rigor.
July 18, 2018
Tennessee will release TNReady test scores on Thursday. Here are five things to know.
This will be the biggest single-day release of state scores since the TNReady era began three years ago.
change of plans
June 11, 2018
With A-F grades off the table, Tennessee gets creative about rating its schools under federal law
Days of online testing problems this spring forced officials to toss out a new A-F grading system to rate the state's 1,700-plus public schools.
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