Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 8:42pm
Less money forced school districts to cut staff so class sizes grew and individual students got less attention, school officials say. Now with new funding-based incentives coming from Sacramento, districts are budgeting for more teachers, which they hope will bring down class sizes and improve the education of area children.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 8:36pm
The standards, adopted by the N.H. State Board of Education in 2010, aim to provide a clear and consistent educational framework to prepare children for college and the work force. They define the knowledge and skills students should obtain from their education in grades K-12 in order to succeed in entry-level college courses and work force training programs.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 1:36pm
The students will use the devices all school year, and middle- and high-schoolers will be able to take them home. Curriculum materials for students' core subjects will be loaded onto the computers, reducing the need for textbooks.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 1:31pm
The new report cards include an A to F system and measure different things than the previous system. This year is a transition year for the new report cards, and only some measured components were reported.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 12:17pm
The next mayor can expect city students’ test scores to rise, a top state education official predicted Thursday, while also cautioning they shouldn’t be the sole indicator of whether education reforms are working.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 12:02pm
In one stroke, the most-contentious issue dominating politics and policies across the state would be transformed, with new winners – and new losers. Would this change be for the better?
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 12:00pm
Rather than transferring 2,219 students from the 42 failing schools, the problem should be addressed at each of these schools where the problem originated.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 11:59am
School officials are quick to point out the ACT is but one factor in admitting a student to college. True enough. But the ACT and similar national tests of student achievement have for decades been reliable indicators of a student’s academic success in college.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 3:29pm
Trustees for the Socorro Independent School District (El Paso, Texas) have hired a Houston-based legal firm to conduct an investigation into the district's practices to determine who was responsible for inappropriately retaining special needs students and transfer students from Mexico in the ninth grade between 2007 to 2012.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 3:27pm
Paul Coggins, attorney with the firm Locke Lord, has been hired to investigate a $24,530 contract Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Miles awarded to The LeMaster Group.