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Marion Herbert's picture

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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Schools on Military Bases Outdoing Public Schools

Once again, schools on the nation's military bases have outperformed public schools on both reading and math tests for fourth- and eighth-graders.

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CPS Reading Scores Up, But Not by Much, From 7 Years Ago

Chicago Public Schools finally showed some real progress in reading on national test results released Wednesday, but only compared to how its students fared at least seven years ago.

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Branstad Hints at Education Overhaul

Has education flat-lined in Iowa? Governor Terry Branstad says a recent survey suggests so.

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NY Education Officials Kill Plan for Super-Size Test for Third Graders After Chorus of Complaints

Red-faced state educrats have killed a wildly unpopular plan to stick third graders with a four-hour battery of reading tests after critics ripped it in the Daily News.

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How to Avoid Testing Irregularities

One administrator uses professional development to steer clear of inadvertent violations of testing protocol.

Taking the Helm in Cheating Scandals

District leaders are increasing security and laying down the law to avert cheating on high-stakes tests.
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State of Illinois Investigating Test Irregularities

Illinois education officials are investigating whether some students may have received improper help on the state's standardized exams.

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Nebraska Department of Education Releases State of Schools Report

A report on Nebraska public schools and student performance was released Wednesday during a news conference in Lincoln.

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High Cost of Progress in Maryland Schools

Maryland schools are spending a fortune to raise achievement — $60,000 for each additional student who becomes proficient. It's too high a price for the results we have been getting. We need to do better.

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