Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 5:48pm
According to a recently released report that links exposure to high-quality preschool programs to reduced crime, at-risk children and those from low-income backgrounds without access to quality early learning are more likely to be involved in violent crime, arrested, or incarcerated down the road.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 4:08pm
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has developed a new School Report Card for each public school which uses multiple measures of student learning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 4:42pm
More than 90 percent of schools across the state of Oklahoma received a grade of C or higher, with nearly 50 percent receiving a B.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 3:53pm
CIO Deb Karcher discusses how the district is using a new technology called geovisual analytics to enhance enrollment management and inform the most crucial district decisions.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 8:38am
It’s not unusual for 200 students to leave Whitehall during the school year — and have another 200 to enroll at the same time.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 5:48pm
Enrollment in Denver Public Schools has grown 14 percent over the past five years, making it the fastest-growing large urban district in the country, the district reports.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 7:32pm
The Miami Herald is reporting that the Florida Department of Education has decided to assess public school student achievement based on an individual student’s race and/or ethnicity.
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 - 3:46pm
Littleton Middle School, Day Elementary School in Westford, Lowell Community Charter School, and Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica were all recognized as commendation schools due to their impressive Massachusetts Assessment scores.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 2:50pm
The trial has resumed in Memphis where a federal judge is hearing arguments on whether a state law that allows the six small cities in Shelby County to start their own schools is constitutional. Proceedings got back under way Thursday after a two-week recess.