Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 1:32pm
A total of 32 local schools were among 595 statewide directed by education officials to improve in the wake of new benchmarks aimed at reducing proficiency gaps between low- and high-performing schools, Virginia Department of Education officials said Wednesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 8:35pm
Few Illinois teachers are trained to educate English-language learners and only a small number are interested in obtaining the credentials to work with these children, a study has found.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 5:35pm
Two Milwaukee, Wis. schools, Atonement Lutheran School and Carmen High School of Science and Technology, which are making gains with a largely low-income or minority student population, have been recognized for offering a high-quality education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:16am
One of the nation's biggest challenges in education is how to improve persistently low-achieving schools. The movie Won't Back Down - filmed in Pittsburgh and released Friday - gives one answer: Let parents and teachers take over the school if it is failing to educate students.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 12:59pm
The Washington State Board of Education wants schools to get rid of Native American mascots.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 3:33pm
More than half of 2012 high school graduates who took a college entrance exam did not have all of the skills they will need to succeed in college, or a career, a pair of recent reports conclude.
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.