Assessment

1/3/2012

1/3/2012

White students in Tupelo score better than white students in most Mississippi school districts on state tests. Black students in Tupelo lag far behind.

1/2/2012

1/2/2012

It was the year of the test cheating scandal.

1/2/2012

Plans for a new teacher rating system for New York City schools that would include measures of student performance—a hallmark of national education reform efforts—were dealt a setback on Friday after negotiations broke down between the city and the teachers union.

The failure to reach an agreement before a year-end deadline had an immediate, if minimal, effect: The state suspended a program to funnel nearly $60 million in federal funds to the city to improve a small number of troubled schools. The money represents less than 0.3% of the Department of Education's annual budget.

1/2/2012

During her first six years of teaching in this city’s struggling schools, Tiffany Johnson got a series of small raises that brought her annual salary to $63,000, from about $50,000. This year, her seventh, Ms. Johnson earns $87,000.

12/23/2011

12/23/2011

The Cherokee Nation lost more than $500,000 in scholarship money after losing 318 CN scholarship recipients during the 2010-11 academic school year, the period for which the latest figures are available.

12/22/2011

12/22/2011

School districts across the country often spend less on instruction for low-income and minority students, and it’s one of the main reasons the United States no longer leads the world in education, as it did 40 years ago.

12/21/2011

12/21/2011

The state Board of Education approved a new set of passing scores for Florida’s standardized test on Monday designed to ensure students are ready for college, but which could also have the effect of more students failing.

12/19/2011

12/19/2011

As we prepare to enter 2012, what are the issues to resolve in educating all students to their capacity and utilize public education to advance the productivity of Gwinnett County, Georgia, and our nation?

12/19/2011

For the New Jersey State Department of Education, the cost of withholding public information from the public has a steep price tag: $40,290.80.

12/19/2011

Florida is poised to ratchet up its standardized testing system, making it tougher for students to pass key math and reading exams.

12/16/2011

12/16/2011

Almost half of U.S. public schools are labeled failing under the federal No Child Left Behind law, compared with the 80 percent estimate President Barack Obama’s administration cited as a rationale for changing its mandates, a study found.

12/15/2011

12/15/2011

A national panel of education experts is lauding Metro school leaders for creating a cooperative culture, effectively training principals and using data to make decisions.

12/15/2011

New York is moving forward with a plan to build a database to track the academic lives of students statewide, restarting a process halted by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli over privacy concerns.

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

Once again, schools on the nation's military bases have outperformed public schools on both reading and math tests for fourth- and eighth-graders.

12/9/2011

12/9/2011

Cesar E. Chavez High School (Calif.) has seen great gains in pass rates on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) through the implementation of intervention programs including Revolution K12’s CAHSEE 380 and CAHSEE Intervention.

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