student achievement

New York City and State Move to Shut Down Brooklyn Charter Network

City and state education officials announced that they plan to close an entire network of charter high schools in Brooklyn that have suffered management and financial woes for years.

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N.Y. Gov's Education Commission: Still Missing the Who, When and What

So the governor spoke — and left many fresh questions about his intentions in the area of education in the wake of his State of the State address.

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Indiana Schools Recognized for their Academic Success

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released the list of 2010-2011 Four Star Schools. Out of 1,780 public schools, 162 earned this distinction. Eleven of 238 non-public schools also received the honor this year.

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How Many Peanuts Should the Penguin Feed the Elephant?

Revealing the beauty of mathematics.

The School-Community and College-Readiness Connection

Those who hold leadership roles within our schools must come to terms with the fact that standards, curriculum, instruction, assessments and accountability will only get you so far in improving student achievement.

Chicago Schools Vies for Gates Foundation Funding

Chicago Public Schools have signed a charter school compact agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in an effort to increase funding for charters and improve collaboration between charter and neighborhood schools.

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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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Having an Education Pays--Even in a Difficult Job Market

On the surface, having a college degree might seem to make getting and keeping a job more difficult in the current employment environment. Armed with a college degree, most people would expect to earn more than someone without a college degree. When jobs appear scarce, the lower-cost worker would seem to have an easier time finding a job.

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