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1/28/2013

1/28/2013
Steps need to be taken to reach the key goals of strengthened accountability in our public school system and improved student performance, in our view.

1/24/2013

1/24/2013

Florida's new education commissioner says his top priorities are implementing Common Core State Standards and a new teacher merit pay and tenure law.

1/22/2013

1/22/2013
Reviews of the teacher contract negotiation process, school district administrative structures, purchasing policies and state obligations on school construction bonds are among a dozen recommendations from the Governor’s School Efficiency Task Force.
1/22/2013
The question is one stirring debate over how to integrate nonfiction works into English programs to improve reading scores, while not abandoning the novels that have become the gold standard of high school reading lists.

1/18/2013

1/18/2013
Amabilia Villeda received a surprising phone call from her daughter's teacher one day — the sixth-grader could barely read. "How did this happen?" Villeda said. "Now she's in eighth grade and reads at third-grade level."

1/17/2013

1/17/2013
Like a lot of school districts across the state, Sumner County Schools are ill-prepared for new online assessments students are required to begin taking in the 2014-15 school year, school officials say.

1/15/2013

1/15/2013
The blue ribbon commission that's supposed to help Chicago Public Schools decide how and where to close underused schools produced a long list of "don'ts" last week.
1/15/2013
The report card is in, and the grades aren't good.

1/11/2013

1/11/2013
Imagine starting a race knowing everyone will get a head start, except for you. Not exactly fair, is it? But for many children, this isn't too far off from reality. That's because there are millions of children living in poverty who are not getting the high-quality early learning opportunities they deserve.

1/9/2013

1/9/2013
PARCC and its Advisory Committee on College Readiness agree on a policy establishing high school math assessments for making students college- and career-ready.

1/8/2013

1/8/2013
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is pushing for a letter-grading system to evaluate the quality of the state’s schools.
1/8/2013
The goal is to attract and retain the most qualified educators, according to Assistant Superintendent James Lovelace.

1/4/2013

1/4/2013

New research from the University of Georgia and Columbia University published in the current issue of Journal of Human Resources suggests that it's because of their classroom behavior, which may lead teachers to assign girls higher grades than their male counterparts.

12/21/2012

12/21/2012
Folly Quarter Middle School in Ellicott City has been named a 2012 Maryland Blue Ribbon School. It is one of six Maryland schools, and the only school from Howard County, to receive the honor.

12/19/2012

12/19/2012

The Minneapolis school board is considering changing academic standards for students who want to participate in extracurricular activities.

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