student achievement

President Obama Encourages Learning in Back-to-School Speech

President Barack Obama told students Wednesday in a back-to-school address that they bear responsibility in helping America get back on its feet.

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South Texas District Makes Nutrition and Fitness a Priority to Reduce Diabetes

For several years, Superintendent Roel Gonzalez of the Rio Grande City Consolidated (Texas) Independent School District has taken responsibility not only for student learning but also for the health of each student.

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Recommended reading for district leaders.

Early College High Schools

A rigorous academic approach combined with the opportunity to save time and money is a powerful motivator for at-risk students.

Raising the Bar for the Learning Disabled in Florida

Almost all of the 15 percent of Florida’s public school students identified as having learning disabilities are not exempt from the state’s push for rigor.

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Recommended reading for district leaders.

Despite Setbacks, Adams County, Colo., Forges on with Competency-Based System

Will a standards-based system raise student achievement in this district?

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Recommended reading for district leaders.

Failure Is Not an Option in Mansfield (Texas) ISD

Failure Is Not an Option is not just the title of a best-selling book; it's a mantra for many high-performing districts.

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Recommended reading for district leaders.

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