CEO Message: Who is Accountable for Student Success?

By Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D.

When discussing education today, it’s difficult to escape the topic of accountability. Educators and legislators alike have perspectives and priorities regarding accountability – from how to change the current system, to teacher evaluations, to measuring student achievement and to who is...

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Transforming Education: Delivering on our Promise to Every Child

The Council of Chief State School Officers

It is imperative that we transform the national education agenda so that each and every child may succeed....

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Promoting and Supporting a Data-to-Action, Results-Oriented Culture within Durham Public Schools

By J. Brent Cooper, Ed.D., Terri Mozingo, Ed.D. and Dustin N. Johnson, Ed.D.

Setting the Stage

The beginning of the 2011-12 school year was a time of transition within the Research and Accountability (R and A) Department for Durham Public Schools (DPS) in Durham, NC. R and A entered the 2011-12 school year with a new department leader, two...

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Student Learning is our Work

By Blondean Y. Davis, Ed.D. and Brian Ali, Ed.D.

For some time now, school leaders have come under fire to demonstrate greater accountability for the learning of all students. While there are pockets of educational excellence that exist, the preponderance of public schools are considered underperforming and that is unacceptable. Who is...

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Surviving the New Age of Accountability

By Jacquelyn A. Jacobson

The first day of school for the Wickenburg Unified School District was August 8th – August 8th at 8:00 a.m., to be specific. At precisely 8:10 a.m., during a record heat wave in Arizona, the air conditioning units in Wickenburg High School went down. On the same day, we enrolled 100 more...

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