Sates largely squandered the opportunity to create strong, innovative education plans through the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan group of independent reviewers found.
One key factor in the degradation of military readiness involves a very personal element: service members and their young families. If you ask any service member, he or she will tell you that the quality of education for their children is of top priority.
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Six years after the majority of states adopted higher K-12 academic standards, new data suggest proficiency among students is improving.
Many states have an "Honesty Gap" between the information available to parents and how students are actually performing.