Articles: DA Archive

9/1/2010

The U.S. Department of Education has earmarked $350 million in Race to the Top grants for states to develop new assessments for the Common Core Standards.

9/1/2010

Sometimes boards serve in an appeal role for decisions made at other levels. The rules for appeals often focus on whether the lower board followed protocols, rather than whether it ruled correctly.

7/1/2010

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7/1/2010

The Center on Education Policy released three studies in June summarizing the achievement of minority students since the implementation of No Child Left Behind in 2002.

7/1/2010

As the United States works to develop broader, more comprehensive and sophisticated testing assessment systems, several countries that have gone down this road provide maps on how to do so.

7/1/2010

The Obama administration's mounting pressure for states to review their policies for evaluating teacher effectiveness has been met with backlash from education veterans nationwide.

7/1/2010

Tight budgets are no excuse for failing to be proactive with school safety. In fact, school leaders must be especially committed to prevention and security programs during times when economic woes are increasing stress on kids, their families and school staff.

7/1/2010

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Discovery of gold kicks off California Gold Rush.

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United States admits California as the 31st state.

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California legislature creates state board of education.

7/1/2010

In a first-of-its-kind move, three school districts in Illinois have bonded together to be in the business of wind power. Their joint project not only could benefit the environment but could save millions of dollars.

7/1/2010

The best place to raise a child in Arkansas, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, is Springdale, a bustling community with a strong agrarian heritage in the northwest corner of the state. The headquarters of massive corporations such as Tyson Foods, Wal-Mart and J.B.

7/1/2010

A new informal federal survey has found that for many districts, budget cuts have had a profound effect on school safety and security measures.

7/1/2010

Imagine online learning communities. Personal learning networks. An Internet device for every teacher and student. Ubiquitous access to the Web.

7/1/2010

A weak economy paired with a national push to improve reading and math as well as other core subjects has left an important skill behind in K12 classrooms—digital media literacy.

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