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My Turn: Declining teacher pay hurts student achievement

...for Alaskans. If we believe that putting an accountability system in place is all it takes to improve student performance...could be replicating the Houston experience. Accountability systems may be necessary to measure improved student...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072303/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...response, Bush has backed off in a move that was as prudent as it was political. "So long as there is a viable accountability system, where states are able to show progress and where states can show ... that there is a consequence - then that's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032001/Ope_EditorialBush.shtml
More states defying federal gov't on education law

...time, many states are looking to create new accountability systems that can replace the rules of No Child Left Behind...There is a great dissatisfaction with current accountability system that exist in the U.S.," said Gene Wilhoit...

http://juneauempire.com/christine-armario/2011-07-21/more-states-defying-federal
State still looking into NCLB waivers

...underperforming schools, how and when it would intervene and so forth."The advantage of coming up with our own accountability system is it could be much more flexible than what the federal government wants," Fry said. "Is a school proficient...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-12-01/state-still-looking-nclb-waivers
Local
Bush picks right answer

...response, Bush has backed off in a move that was as prudent as it was political. "So long as there is a viable accountability system, where states are able to show progress and where states can show ... that there is a consequence - then that's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032001/Ope_EditorialBush.html
Opinion
Getting rid of the 'Washington stick'

...mediocre schools? Duncan: "It depends upon their level. If you see huge gaps, they will be caught in our accountability system. We will look to see if schools are moving. If they aren't, they fall to the federal government." Me...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032411/opi_804504600.shtml
Opinion
Hanley: Officials look at new accountability system, weigh waivers from No Child Left Behind

...department officials have been discussing "what we think is best for Alaska," including a "next generation accountability system." As part of that, he said officials are looking at performance standards, how to assess school progress in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-11-09/hanley-officials-look-new-accountabilit
State
House Dems push for No Child Left Behind waivers

...waivers.Fry said the last piece the state needs to do to be ready to apply for a waiver is set up a statewide accountability system that would meet the requirements of the federal government. That would require statewide stakeholders to formulate...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-02-23/house-dems-push-no-child-left-behind-wa
Local
Alaska: Alaska should stay the course to ensure student achievement

...report card to the public. Each year we report the schoolwide and districtwide results of the No Child Left Behind accountability system, as well. Numerous Alaska students are not proficient in reading, writing and math. In some schools, very...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061009/opi_449426306.shtml
State gets 'F' on national report card

...improved grade - from D-plus to C-minus - in standards and accountability because it began implementing a new accountability system that includes a high school exit exam. The report noted dwindling oil revenues and the state's budget deficit...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011400/Loc_schools.html
Local

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