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February 23, 2021

Collaborative Statement Following U.S. Department of Education Decision to Maintain Annual Statewide Testing

On February 23, Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the following statement on the U.S.…

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February 03, 2021

Collaborative Director Jim Cowen – Statement Following Senate Confirmation Hearing for Dr. Miguel Cardona for Education Secretary

On February 3, 2021, Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the below statement following the…

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December 18, 2020

Supporting State Assessment Amid a Pandemic: A Q&A with National Test Vendors

Recently, the Collaborative for Student Success and EducationCounsel spoke with representatives from major statewide summative assessment vendors to learn more…

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July 13, 2020

Measurement Matters—Support for Annual State Assessments Remains Strong Even in the Face of A Global Pandemic

On July 9, 2020, Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the following memo illustrating the…

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April 01, 2020

National and State Organizations Call on the Department of Education to Prioritize Equity and Transparency in Funding for America’s Most Vulnerable Students

Stimulus Bill Spurs Action Among Education and Civil Rights Groups WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 1, 2020) – Yesterday, the Collaborative for…

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March 20, 2020

Collaborative for Student Success Statement on Protecting Disadvantaged Students in the Stimulus Package

On March 20, 2020, Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, released the following statement.  The Collaborative…

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February 12, 2020

Collaborative for Student Success Statement on Florida Academic Standards

On Feb. 11, 2020, Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, released the following memo ahead of…

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November 12, 2019

Urgent Call for Improved Reading and Literacy Instruction for America’s Students Issued by National Organizations

Faltering Reading Results from Latest NAEP Release Spur Action WASHINGTON (November 12, 2019) – Today, the Collaborative for Student Success…

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October 30, 2019

NAEP Scores Deserve Our Attention

A Statement from the Collaborative for Student Success Today (October 30, 2019), the independent benchmark test called the National Assessment…

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