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Gates Foundation: Teachers, Students Should Get Two-Year Accountability Pause

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced its support for a two-year moratorium on tying results from assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards to teacher evaluations or student promotions to the next grade level.

The June 10 statement from Vicki Phillips, the Gates Foundation’s director of college-ready programs, said that while the common core is having a very positive impact on education, that doesn’t mean teachers and schools shouldn’t be given more time to adjust.