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New Kentucky Accountability System

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis, Jr. provides an update on his state’s new 5-star accountability system, which is set to roll out later this month or early next and offer parents new and more transparent ways to understand the performance of their children’s schools….


Connecting Schools with Art Resources

Linda Jacobson reports in Education Dive about Ingenuity, a Chicago arts education advocacy organization that has created Artlook—an online tool that “connects schools with arts organizations wanting to partner with them.” Ingenuity is collaborating with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to…


Alaska Scores Leave “Plenty of Room for Improvement”

“Over 76,000 Alaska students took statewide math and English tests this spring,” reports Zoe Grueskin for KTOO Public Media. “The state Department of Education and Early Development shared the results last week. There’s plenty of room for improvement.” The “scores help the state determine which schools…


Easing Transition to Kindergarten

Linda Jacobson reports that New America has put forth “two fresh resources” to help make transitioning to kindergarten easier. The first is “a set of four profiles describing schools and districts taking a comprehensive approach to this major transition.” The “second resource details state, federal and other…


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