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DFER News Round Up


Also, the world didn't end. That's always a plus. All the more reason to be excited about the DFER News Round Up!

By Devin Boyle, Director of Communications

DFER Seen & Heard:

  • Montgomery County Superintendent Starr suggests a three year moratorium on standardized testing. DFER’s Barone weighs in (Washington Post)
  • “Lawmakers, have the guts to ban gutless votes," writes Gloria Romero for the OC Register

From DFER's Blog:

In Related News:

  • NY Times reports, “For Poor, Leap to College Often Ends in a Hard Fall” 
  • BBC compares US education outcomes to "finding out that athletes were running faster 40 years ago" 
  • Four models for School Improvement Grants are here to stay (Ed Week)
  • Study by the Foundation for Child Development suggests it will take 35 years of continued gains at the current rate before 50% of 4th graders read proficiently on NAEP - 2047 is a looong time to wait for proficiency (Ed Week
  • Governor Cuomo warns NYC that it must approve teacher evaluation plan or wave goodbye to $250 million in additional school funding (NY Post
  • CREDO study shows Indiana charter schools have strong test score gains (Indianapolis Star

Fun with Infographics & More:

Happy Holidays and Have a Great Weekend!