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Coming to Terms With Five New Realities

The near term holds some big challenges for schools to navigate.

Avoid Pitfalls of Predictive Analysis

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Student Math Test Scores Rise by Almost 50 Percent

With the help of School Improvement Network's PD 360, Humansville R-VI School District in Missouri is experiencing an explosion in student achievement as math test scores have increased by almost half.

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Fla. Department of Education Releases First-ever School Rankings

The state Department of Education today released a best-to-worst ranking of Florida's 3,078 public schools - and a number of Palm Beach County schools made it to the top of the lists.

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What Can U.S. Schools Learn from Foreign Counterparts?

China, Finland and Singapore are creating stronger students—and finally inspiring American educators to take action.
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Government Seeks Help to Stop Teacher-Led Cheating

The Obama administration is creating a manual showing how schools can fight teacher-led cheating on standardized tests, asking educators to help stomp out "testing irregularities."

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Brown Sharply Differs from Obama on Education Policy

In his State of the State address, California Gov. Jerry Brown calls for limits on standardized tests and wants reduced roles for the U.S. and state in local schools.

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Chinese Applications to U.S. Schools Skyrocket

 China sends more of its students to America than any other country. During the 2010-11 academic year, 157,588 Chinese students were studying in the U.S. – an increase of 23 percent from the previous year, according to the Institute of International Education.

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Northeast Florida High Schools Riding High on New Grading System

For the second consecutive year high schools in Northeast Florida rode a wave of school grade improvement largely thanks to a formula that considers more than the state’s assessment test.

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The 'New Normal' for Ga. Public Education in 2012

As we prepare to enter 2012, what are the issues to resolve in educating all students to their capacity and utilize public education to advance the productivity of Gwinnett County, Georgia, and our nation?

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