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12/8/2011

12/8/2011

LANSING – State Board of Education members say they don't want the cap on so-called cyber charter schools lifted until the two existing schools can be studied and there are guarantees the schools follow the same rules as brick and mortar programs.

12/7/2011

12/7/2011

The former chief executive of Intel wants to essentially blow up everything in public education in Arizona, from how teachers are trained to how they are paid.

12/6/2011

12/6/2011

Has education flat-lined in Iowa? Governor Terry Branstad says a recent survey suggests so.

12/2/2011

12/2/2011

If parents in St. Louis could send their children tuition-free to any public school in St. Louis County, suburban schools would have an additional 13,500 students in their classrooms, a study says.

11/16/2011

11/16/2011

A funny thing happened on the way to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the sweeping school-reform law better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB): The debate over reauthorization has spawned a political alliance between the tea party and the teachers unions.

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

Praising the state for improving its test scores but noting that it still trails New England and much of the country, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for the public to continue to demand more from the education system (and the government) in a visit to Rhode Island Wednesday.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Illinois' latest standardized test results show that the achievement gap among elementary school students is narrowing, largely because of gains among black, special education and low-income students, the Illinois State Board of Education announced Monday.

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

A study released this week shows that Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics for K-12 education, adopted by Florida last year, align with five comparison standards considered “good indicators of college and career readiness.”

10/26/2011

10/26/2011

The Los Angeles Unified School District is failing to provide equal education to students learning English, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

10/19/2011

10/19/2011

The Florida Board of Education got a glimpse of continued improvements at Miami Edison Senior High on Tuesday, just three months after board members decided to keep the struggling school and Miami Central Senior High open.

10/14/2011

10/14/2011

Three administrators in the public school system here have had their certificates revoked as punishment for changing answers on students standardized tests.

10/14/2011

Your kid's school now has a letter grade. The Arizona Department of Education has released the new school accountability report that rates school performance much like a report, with A being the best and F the worst.

10/13/2011

10/13/2011

On a Saturday morning in August, Philip Cleary stood in a white, fluorescent-lit classroom in Washington Heights, facing a dozen sleepy seventh graders he and others are training to pass an entrance exam for the city’s seven specialized high schools.

10/11/2011

10/11/2011

Secretary of Education Lillian Lowery today told the state’s superintendents that the department made a mistake in its list of worst-achieving schools.

10/6/2011

10/6/2011

St. Bernard Parish's public schools continued their upward trajectory last spring by making it into the top 15 scoring districts in the state, according to baseline state performance scores released Wednesday that combine test results, attendance records and dropout data from the two previous school years.

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