Assessment

6/6/2012

6/6/2012

Students in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties performed below the state average in all but one grade level on the reading, math and science FCAT exams.

6/4/2012

6/4/2012

Alabama education officials are still reviewing a new law that establishes a statewide system for grading public schools and provides cash incentives to schools that improve their students' performance.

6/4/2012

This is the time of year when the lists of best high schools in the United States are published. For anxious consumers, the number of lists can be daunting.

6/1/2012

6/1/2012

Only about a third of North Dakota public school districts met federal goals in reading and math this past school year, according to a new report from the state Department of Public Instruction.

5/31/2012

5/31/2012

New York Education Commissioner John King says he's ready to restore federal funding to six low-performing schools in Buffalo.

5/30/2012

5/30/2012

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education as a student growth measure and is now on ODE’s Approved List of Assessments that measure student growth for use by school districts and educational service centers in teacher and principal evaluations.

5/30/2012

The Obama administration freed eight states from core provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, bringing to 19 the number of states granted waivers this year, and officials said that even more states would soon qualify for them.

5/29/2012

5/29/2012

Beachwood High School senior Scott Remer is excited about the possibility of meeting President Barack Obama when he is recognized as the first U.S. Presidential Scholar in BHS history June 16 in Washington, D.C.

5/29/2012

Vermont has decided to drop its request to the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in enacting key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law.

5/29/2012

When Greg Sumlin looks at the incoming kindergarten class at East Elementary School in Littleton, he sees a group of English learners who need immediate, intensive instruction — in small classes where teachers can give them individual attention.

5/24/2012

5/24/2012

Two of the highest-ranking public elementary schools in New York City are under investigation for possible irregularities on state examinations, officials said.

5/24/2012

Florida's education chief will be in Tampa today to host the first in a series of public forums, part of a blitz to quell frustrations about the state's testing system.

5/24/2012

Knowing that stress from the upheaval of widespread changes can cause an initial dip in achievement before improvements start to show, Superintendent James Meza said he braced himself for the test results from his first year of reforming Jefferson Parish public schools. Then on Wednesday, he rejoiced.

5/24/2012

Mitt Romney proposed a significant restructuring of the American education system, one that would revamp the funding formulas, encourage more charter schools, and revive the debate over how poor and disabled students choose the schools they attend.

5/23/2012

5/23/2012

The Department of Education rolled out a communications outreach program Monday to teach parents about its role in state education. It includes a new website, hotline, and online forums and blogs for parents.

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