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8/28/2013

8/28/2013

New Haven-based start-up Panorama Education is looking to address a major pain point for educators, students, and parents with its polling app targeted at K12 students. The technology is designed to replace cumbersome legacy players, and improve on less targeted, general-purpose tools like SurveyMonkey to provide meaningful insights for education.

8/27/2013

8/27/2013

Conventional wisdom held that liberals and teachers supported the new Common Core curriculum standards.

8/27/2013

Wake County school officials announced that AdvancED will essentially be closing its investigation into complaints filed by the state NAACP and Wake County Taxpayers Association that have lowered the accreditation of the district’s high schools.

8/27/2013

At 19 Columbus elementary schools, fewer than half of third-graders passed their reading exams last year. For the past several school years, 3 in 10 Columbus elementary schools have had passing rates at or below 50 percent on the state’s third-grade reading test.

8/27/2013

Recently, the Associated Press, Education Next (EdNext) and PDK/Gallup each released polls on Americans' views on a range of education issues. The surveys covered a lot of ground, but a few unifying themes emerged.

8/26/2013

8/26/2013

The new report cards include an A to F system and measure different things than the previous system. This year is a transition year for the new report cards, and only some measured components were reported.

8/26/2013

The next mayor can expect city students’ test scores to rise, a top state education official predicted Thursday, while also cautioning they shouldn’t be the sole indicator of whether education reforms are working.

8/26/2013

School officials are quick to point out the ACT is but one factor in admitting a student to college. True enough. But the ACT and similar national tests of student achievement have for decades been reliable indicators of a student’s academic success in college.

8/23/2013

8/23/2013

The state's annual report on school accountability has a more colorful look than in past years as Michigan education officials have instituted a new five-color grading system to replace the up-or-down "adequate yearly progress" grade.

8/22/2013

8/22/2013

While it’s been successful around the nation, PowerSchool has never been used for a district as large as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or the Wake County Public School System, said Philip Price, technology chief for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

8/22/2013

The State Board of Education heard from teachers, employers, school board members and parents yesterday during a public hearing in Concord on changes to the state’s minimum standards, which outline what programs schools must offer in order to receive state funds.

8/21/2013

8/21/2013

Only 13 schools in Metro Detroit — and 78 statewide — earned the highest rating possible on the state’s new reporting system for school performance, according to data from the state’s new accountability system for public schools.

8/20/2013

8/20/2013

Two recent events — one on the east coast and one on the west coast — raise painful questions about whether we are really serious when we say that we want better education for minority children.

8/20/2013

Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students' and schools' performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

8/20/2013

The United States has become a global leader in education spending, while also becoming a global laggard in student achievement.

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