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1/27/2012

1/27/2012

Utah education leaders plan to ask the feds to waive many No Child Left Behind requirements for the state in exchange for new school achievement programs and rules regarding teacher evaluations, according to a proposal the State Office of Education released Thursday.

1/20/2012

1/20/2012

Registration is now open for School Improvement Network's latest webinar, which outlines strategies for using the Common Core Standards to improve learning by strengthening teacher and student support in schools.

1/13/2012

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.

1/11/2012

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

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.

1/6/2012

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.

1/6/2012

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

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.

1/3/2012

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.

12/23/2011

12/23/2011

The Cherokee Nation lost more than $500,000 in scholarship money after losing 318 CN scholarship recipients during the 2010-11 academic school year, the period for which the latest figures are available.

12/19/2011

12/19/2011

As we prepare to enter 2012, what are the issues to resolve in educating all students to their capacity and utilize public education to advance the productivity of Gwinnett County, Georgia, and our nation?

12/19/2011

For the New Jersey State Department of Education, the cost of withholding public information from the public has a steep price tag: $40,290.80.

12/19/2011

Florida is poised to ratchet up its standardized testing system, making it tougher for students to pass key math and reading exams.

12/16/2011

12/16/2011

Almost half of U.S. public schools are labeled failing under the federal No Child Left Behind law, compared with the 80 percent estimate President Barack Obama’s administration cited as a rationale for changing its mandates, a study found.

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

Once again, schools on the nation's military bases have outperformed public schools on both reading and math tests for fourth- and eighth-graders.

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