Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 7:26pm
Scores in reading and mathematics dropped in virtually all of the Philadelphia public schools and three charter schools under investigation for possible cheating, a newspaper reported. The Philadelphia Inquirer says its analysis indicates that all but two of the 53 city district schools and all three charters under investigation showed declines in reading and math. Seventeen district schools and two of the charters had passing rates at least 30 points lower than last year, the paper said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 3:56pm
Students who struggled with their reading during the last school year are finding that nothing has changed: They still cannot properly read. These children are not alone. The International Dyslexia Association reports that a researched minimum of 5% of school children fail to learn to read in spite of adequate instruction, motivation, and intelligence. A shocking 95% of these children reach junior high undiagnosed and unremediated.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 2:58pm
Whites are still largely concentrated in schools with other whites, leaving the largest minority groups — black and Latino students — isolated in classrooms, according to a new analysis of Department of Education data.