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For the second year in a row, a handful of states experienced significant disruptions in online testing, prompting some districts to revert to paper-and-pencil assessments.
More than $50 billion in aid to recession-strapped states helped shape how they used and collected education data, though some struggled to comply with the strings attached.
Districts in the trial run for common-core exams told Education Week they experienced only minor technological problems, but students found the tests harder than their state assessments.
For students to become the most capable people they can be, K-12 education must be more than just about "learning," writes Marc Prensky.
With the rapid demise of the nonprofit data-management company, the daunting technical hurdles for better and safer use of educational data are again front and center.
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a Michigan initiative barring race-based preferences in admissions at the state’s universities, but no one opinion commanded a majority.