Assessment

1/13/2012

1/13/2012

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announced the launch of a new AP Environmental Science learning guide to help students prepare for the exam.

1/12/2012

1/12/2012

Birdville Independent School District near Haltom City, Texas reported dramatic improvements for students who participated in the Revolution K12 software for SAT preparation with 47 percent of these students being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Committee.

1/12/2012

 China sends more of its students to America than any other country. During the 2010-11 academic year, 157,588 Chinese students were studying in the U.S. – an increase of 23 percent from the previous year, according to the Institute of International Education.

1/12/2012

Nearly 90% of New Mexico schools failed last year to make adequate progress according to the No Child Left Behind Act.

1/11/2012

1/11/2012

Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is "the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender," according to new sexual education guidelines released by a coalition of health and education groups.

1/10/2012

1/10/2012

Hundreds of students from Clear Lake High School in Houston tried to pull a fast one on their teachers by texting one another answers to a final exam last month.

1/10/2012

As the majority of public schools in the country begin to map their curriculum to the new Common Core State Standards, PD developer School Improvement Network has created the Learning Progression Tool that will help educators make quick and powerful use of the standards.

1/9/2012

1/9/2012

We have made major strides over the past decades in improving educational levels of students with disabilities.

1/6/2012

1/6/2012

So the governor spoke — and left many fresh questions about his intentions in the area of education in the wake of his State of the State address.

1/6/2012

2012 has the potential to bring relatively big changes to San Francisco’s public schools, due in most part to a November ballot that will be full of interesting and significant choices.

1/6/2012

For the second consecutive year high schools in Northeast Florida rode a wave of school grade improvement largely thanks to a formula that considers more than the state’s assessment test.

1/5/2012

1/5/2012

Social scientists have reached consensus around the finding that time spent in a highly qualified teacher’s classroom can accelerate a student’s learning significantly and, conversely, that time spent in the classroom of a low-performing teacher can seriously hinder student progress.

1/4/2012

1/4/2012

Teachers who are members of the Connecticut Education Association are putting forth their ideas on helping students achieve.

1/3/2012

1/3/2012

This year is different,” Mineola School Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler said. “It’s different that what we’ve done in the past.”

1/3/2012

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released the list of 2010-2011 Four Star Schools. Out of 1,780 public schools, 162 earned this distinction. Eleven of 238 non-public schools also received the honor this year.

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