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8/13/2012

8/13/2012

Charter schools are public schools, funded with taxpayer dollars, but charter and regular public schools don't have to follow all of the same rules.

8/10/2012

8/10/2012

Nearly all the school districts and some elite schools in the Greater Houston area failed to meet tougher federal academic targets this year, confusing parents, frustrating educators and prompting calls for changes to the No Child Left Behind law.

8/3/2012

8/3/2012

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released letter grades for every school district statewide on Wednesday, with no districts receiving an “F” this year.

8/1/2012

8/1/2012

Blackboard Learn is first and only learning management system to include the standards.

7/19/2012

7/19/2012

The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.

7/18/2012

7/18/2012

The 1983 publication of A Nation at Risk was intended to create significant improvements in public education.

7/18/2012

A study published this week in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching covering thousands of Indiana high school seniors from three graduating classes finds that students at schools showing consistent improvement on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exam performed no better on the ACT science and math college entrance exams than classmates from declining schools.

7/17/2012

7/17/2012

With the state finally funding the program, transitional kindergarten classes will be offered in Vacaville (Calif.) Unified School District this coming school year, which begins Aug. 16.

7/13/2012

7/13/2012

The annual school grades proved disappointing in Broward County, with 41 schools losing their coveted A-rankings and six flunking.

7/13/2012

The number of highly rated Florida schools dropped sharply this year, a development that state officials foresaw and warned parents about a week ago in an effort to brace them for the news.

7/13/2012

When Anne Arundel school officials this year were outlining redistricting plans for parents of students at Mayo, Central and Davidsonville elementary schools, they insisted that the quality of education for students would not change regardless of which school they attended.

7/11/2012

7/11/2012

Common Core content gets interactive with embedded assessments and ready-to-use content to help teachers meet deadlines for Common Core reading and math standards.

7/10/2012

7/10/2012

The Puyallup (Wash.) School District won’t be switching to a middle school grade configuration anytime soon.

6/29/2012

6/29/2012

Alabama State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice said that the state's takeover of the Birmingham school system was intended to end its reputation for being top heavy with administrators, and he will do that with or without the cooperation of the city school board.

6/28/2012

6/28/2012

The Iowa Department of Education has asked for a one-year freeze of escalating federal requirements in No Child Left Behind, a move Sioux City-area school officials say temporarily would alleviate pressure from unfair guidelines.

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