FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015, file photo, sixth grade students use a practice session to prepare for the the Common Core State Standards Test at Morgan Elementary School South in Stockport, Ohio. Republican presidential candidates are taking aim at Common Core, criticizing the academic standards as an overreach of the federal government. But Common Core was created by the states. And while the Obama administration had given states incentives to adopt those standards, a new federal education law bars Washington from continuing to do so.

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As Texas STAAR test goes fully online, teachers ‘feel defeated,’ Texas Education Agency projects confidence

Posted on · Educators are still trying to catch students up from the massive learning losses of the pandemic while also preparing kids for the redesigned STAAR, which is now a fully online standardized test.

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Foster Care and Test Scores: Monday’s Show (November 9, 2015)

Posted on · While the number of children in foster care has increased nationwide in the last five years — and the population of Harris County has increased since 2010 — the number of kids in foster care in the county over that time has dropped annually, based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count data and […]

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