Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:30am
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she's concerned about the economy, the deficit, and the "jaded" nature of American politics - but she says the country's "biggest single problem" is with the public school system.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 3:25pm
The achievement gap between Hawaii's public school special education students and their peers is wider than the national average, partially because they are isolated more than they should be, an evaluation agency reported this week.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 4:19pm
More students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools scored in the proficient or advanced ranges for reading and math in the 2010-2011 school year than did four years ago. That’s according to the seventh annual Report to the Community on Public School Progress in Pittsburgh, released by A+ Schools, an education advocacy group.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 4:07pm
Twenty years of reform efforts and programs targeting low-income families in Chicago Public Schools has only widened the performance gap between white and African-American students, a troubling trend at odds with what has occurred nationally.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 2:42pm
New test scores show the nation's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing the best ever in math, but schools still have a long way to go to get everyone on grade level. In reading, eighth-graders showed some progress.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 4:12pm
Illinois' latest standardized test results show that the achievement gap among elementary school students is narrowing, largely because of gains among black, special education and low-income students, the Illinois State Board of Education announced Monday.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 4:05pm
The rancor that has followed former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz's attempts to open charter schools across New York City is coming to a place that hasn't experienced it before: a middle-class neighborhood outside Manhattan.