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4/9/2013

4/9/2013

The Tucson Unified School District is recommending that contracts not be renewed for four principals in charge of schools that are at risk of being labeled failing.

4/2/2013

4/2/2013

In parts of Alabama, in the rural and poor Black Belt counties, there are few options for schooling. There are no complications, no non-failing schools to flee to, no nearby suburban systems.

3/14/2013

3/14/2013

American education is in a sorry state of affairs, and there’s enough blame for all participants to have their fair share.

3/7/2013

3/7/2013

The Christie administration will roll out its long-awaited regulations for teacher evaluations today, including outlines for how student achievement will be used in grading teachers and principals, starting next school year.

3/6/2013

3/6/2013

Educators are experiencing almost relentless pressure to show their effectiveness. Unfortunately, the chief indicator by which most communities judge a school staff's success is student performance on standardized achievement tests.

2/27/2013

2/27/2013

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium offers a technology planning framework for member states preparing to implement the assessment system in the 2014-2015 school year. The framework provides minimum hardware specifications and basic bandwidth calculations that will allow schools and districts to evaluate which of their existing devices will support the administration of next-generation assessments.

2/27/2013

Assess4ed.net is a free resource open to all designed to help address the challenges and leverage the opportunities of next-generation assessment systems powered by technology to ensure readiness for next-generation computer-based assessments, improve curriculum and instruction aimed at college and career readiness, and leverage technology to achieve better results and cost-savings.

2/26/2013

2/26/2013

Despite the constantly gloomy rhetoric about the state of America's schools, U.S. students are steadily improving by at least one metric -- graduating from high school.

2/25/2013

2/25/2013

The Lake Travis school district is considering removing class rank from the transcripts of all of its students, with the exception of students performing in the top 10 percent.

2/20/2013

2/20/2013

Some Downers Grove elementary school students could see a significant dip in their performance on standardized tests this year, a byproduct of a more difficult state exam and higher passing requirements for 2013.

2/20/2013

Florida schools are scrambling to be ready for new Common Core academic standards — and the new computer-based tests that go with them — by 2015.

2/6/2013

2/6/2013

Both houses of the General Assembly this afternoon passed bills to create a special school district designed to take over and fix failing schools.

2/5/2013

2/5/2013

The new formula results in $5,000 per pupil as the “core opportunity aid.”

2/4/2013

2/4/2013

The federal government's push for drastic reforms at chronically low-achieving schools has led to takeovers by charter operators, overhauls of staff and curriculum, and even school shutdowns across the country.

2/1/2013

2/1/2013

The on-time graduation rate for Oregon high school students in the class of 2012 is up, but barely. The Oregonian reported that state figures showed the rate rose by less than a percentage point and remains at 68 percent. Gov. John Kitzhaber and his chief education officer, Rudy Crew, call 68 percent unacceptably low.

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