Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:34pm
An advisory council has been crafting minimum standards in four core subjects that would be required to graduate from Colorado high schools — baselines that could be achieved through a variety of standardized test scores or other means.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:32pm
When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed Connecticut's education reform bill into law a year ago, the Vine Street school was called the Milner Core Knowledge Academy. Malloy had often identified Milner as the kind of chronically failing school he wanted to transform.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:29pm
What's going on at this school in Loveland, Colo., as well as across the United States, is a key step in a long-running shift to national standards. These Common Core standards, which have been adopted by 45 states, have the potential to drastically change curriculum in elementary, middle, and high schools around the country.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:26pm
Waco ISD has more than 15-hundred students who are designated as homeless. The district has a grant funded department dedicated to helping remove any barriers that may keep these students from attending school.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:24pm
The measure also would allow the state Board of Education to prescribe conditions under which a local board could continue overseeing a failing district. The state board also could set up an alternative governing structure, such as a special administrative board, merging the district with neighboring ones or splitting the district into several new ones.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:21pm
The action comes amid mounting national concern that removing students from school is imperiling their academic achievement and disproportionately harming minority students, particularly African Americans.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:15pm
The Buena Vista School District unceremoniously shut down ten days ago, sending staff and students home for the year after the district ran out of money. At Tuesday night’s emergency school board meeting there was almost universal confusion about what happens next.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:56am
At least 178 teachers and principals are involved. Superintendent Beverly Hall is being prosecuted as the ringleader, allegedly raking in half a million dollars in bonuses for “excellence in academic achievement.” That “achievement” was changing the answers on students’ CRCT tests to reap millions for her district.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:54am
What makes the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) inappropriate as a tool for 4K students? The test takes a minimum of 45 minutes of one-on-one testing per child. It has no applicability to children who are learning English. Centers will “teach to the test.”
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 7:57pm
Southridge Elementary School won't be ready for the first day of school as planned. Representatives of W.N. McMurry Construction Co. told the Natrona County School District board of trustees Monday that April snowstorms caused the delay.