Assessment

2/28/2012

2/28/2012

Florida’s Board of Education is meeting today to debate changing the state’s school grading system.

2/27/2012

2/27/2012

Successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who, in creating and running their businesses, clearly understand the importance of understanding the market and testing how effective their products are, seem to leave those important instincts at the door when they comment on -- and these days increasingly get involved in -- K-12 education.

2/27/2012

Several well-heeled Democratic donors have openly split with the state party and legislative leaders over education reform, arguing Washington is falling behind because lawmakers are afraid to buck the teachers union.

2/27/2012

The release of a trove of data evaluating New York City teachers on their ability to boost student test scores represents a potentially powerful new tool for parents to assess their children's public schools.

2/27/2012

Sixteen Partnership schools in Los Angeles to benefit from Revolution K12’s academic improvement programs through organization’s largest collaboration.

2/23/2012

2/23/2012

This open source tool will support states as they transition to next-generation assessments for the Common Core.

2/23/2012

With the help of School Improvement Network's PD 360, Humansville R-VI School District in Missouri is experiencing an explosion in student achievement as math test scores have increased by almost half.

2/23/2012

Crockett Early Childhood Center, of the Crockett (Texas) Independent School District, has partnered with Hatch to bring award-winning technology solutions proven effective in increasing literacy and math outcomes to its pre-K and kindergarten classrooms.

2/23/2012

While our society is more diverse than ever before, schools are more segregated today than they were 30 years ago.

2/23/2012

This city's school board voted Wednesday to shake up the teaching staffs at 17 low-performing public schools, handing Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory in his battle with the teachers union and highlighting an increasingly aggressive stance on education overhauls by a number of Democratic mayors nationwide.

2/22/2012

2/22/2012

eScholar has expanded its role in capturing data as changing regulations and federally funded programs, including Race to the Top and NCLB, have state education agencies upgrading their data infrastructure and analysis capabilities. 

2/22/2012

Ohio schools wouldn’t be judged by whether all students pass state tests if federal officials grant the state’s request for freedom from the No Child Left Behind Act.

2/22/2012

As the Chicago School Board gets set to vote on a plan to restructure failing schools, opponents staged a candlelight vigil Monday.

2/21/2012

2/21/2012

Iowa lawmakers tossed aside key provisions of Gov. Terry Branstad’s signature education reform proposals, and instead signaled a desire to take smaller steps toward substantial changes to K-12 education in the state.

2/21/2012

At 15, Terri-Ann Zweeres is getting a glimpse of what it takes to go to college. While other teens are in study hall, she and about 14 other Bellows Free Academy High School students take a class every three days at Community College of Vermont called introduction to college studies that’s intended to prepare them to go on to higher education.

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