Evaluation

2/3/2012

2/3/2012

Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott must feel a bit misunderstood. He's getting both praise and heavy criticism for railing about what's gone wrong with standardized testing in Texas public schools.

2/2/2012

2/2/2012

The Mercer County school district has three years to improve the way it identifies and educates those learning English as a second language under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

1/27/2012

1/27/2012

School principals, including some who back more rigorous review of teachers, are balking at education reforms required by Race to the Top. New teacher evaluations are all-consuming, they say.

1/26/2012

1/26/2012

America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren't performing.

1/25/2012

1/25/2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released its 17th Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform.

1/19/2012

1/19/2012

Collecting data on individual students over time may give educators the insight they need to fix America's schools.

1/18/2012

1/18/2012

Critics were virtually the only people who showed up for a public hearing on proposed rules changes they claim will lead to more schools being taken over by the state.

1/18/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo would use his considerable budget powers to force changes he says will improve public schools, including tougher evaluations for teachers and principals.

1/18/2012

As anxiety over the academic performance of public schools grows, experts say it's likely that more schools and school districts will lose public or private accreditation.

1/13/2012

1/13/2012

After years of soaring toward the top, Florida fell from fifth to 11th in a nationwide education ranking, a drop driven largely by weaker student performance and spending cuts.

1/13/2012

New York will seek to attract and reward “highly effective” teachers, evaluate their performance and create 100 schools, including some that prepare students for technical careers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

1/13/2012

For all its admirable intentions and the measurable gains it has produced, a decade after George W. Bush’s signature education overhaul became law, the consensus among policymakers and educators is grim: The good that’s come of No Child Left Behind no longer outweighs the bad.

1/12/2012

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.

1/5/2012

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.

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