Year in Review: Education

Public school accountability, standardized tests, $10,000 degrees and the changing faces of state education leadership made headlines in 2012 in the Tribune. Here's a look back at the year's biggest stories on public and higher education.

Public education

For public education in Texas, 2012 was the year of accountability. Questions over how best to evaluate the performance of public schools, whether they receive enough funding to adequately educate students, and how much to use student assessments in measuring effectiveness dominated discussion.

A growing backlash against state standardized tests and their role in the Texas accountability system first ...

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