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Conn. to withhold funding from opt-out schools

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States have been asked, by the US Dept of Ed, to deal with opt-outs, and Conn. plans to make withholding funds part of the state's strategy.

American Revolution is like ‘real’ change in schools

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Education needs a revolution, right? Sometimes, we all do. What will that revolution look like? It may not happen.

SCOTUS denies appeal in NY vaccination case

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The Supreme Court has decided not to hear a case that allows New York schools to send non-vaccinated students home if an outbreak occurs.

Calif. schools didn’t tell parents about opting out

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Some parents in Calif. say it was illegal for their kids' school district not to notify them they had the right to opt out of state tests.

Poll: Americans see schools as more than a test

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The latest PDK poll came out Sunday. People don't like tests, are split on opting out, and like their local schools.

Ohio & Md. move to limit testing

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Ohio and Md. lawmakers have taken different paths to a solution, but both have the same goal: reduce testing that only serves to satisfy federal law.

Md. school test coordinator raises PARCC issues

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We respond, once again, to objections levied by a Md. charter school test coordinator about the PARCC tests.

Md. parent rambles about Common Core standards

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We respond, yet once again, to a parent who fails to see the benefits of the Common Core State Standards or the tests that are designed to measure them.

One way or another, getting out of standardized tests

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Now that PARCC testing has begun in several states, the opt-out movement is gaining traction in political circles, even in states like Maryland.

A school board in Fla. rescinds its opt-out vote

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The school board in Lee County, Fla., reversed its vote to opt out of state testing. Both sides show bravery as the opt-out movement continues to grow.