student achievement

Florida to review tougher school grading formula

For the second year in a row, the Florida Board of Education may tweak the state’s accountability standards on the eve of the release of school grades.

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Nevada unveils new school-ranking system

More than 100 Clark County public schools' ratings were downgraded under Nevada's new school accountability system unveiled Friday morning.

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AP courses vs. dual credit: What's best for high school students?

Despite efforts by Missouri’s education department and area districts to increase enrollment in AP courses, the state’s public school students still rank among the bottom in the nation for both participation and pass rates, even though both are up in recent years.

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Next Fall, MAP Tests Will Be Optional for Seattle High Schools

High schools in Seattle won’t have to give the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests starting next fall, the latest development in the testing controversy that has drawn national attention after starting in January at Garfield High School.

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How to Resurrect an Urban School District

The recent public school test-cheating scandals in Atlanta and Washington D.C. are insidious not only in their impact on their own communities, but also in feeding a broadly held misperception that urban school districts are beyond salvaging.

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Plan to Add Slots for Gifted Students in N.Y.C. Schools

Seeking to address pervasive racial disparities at the top echelons of New York City schools, Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, plans on Tuesday to propose a significant overhaul of gifted and talented programs that would provide space for more children and loosen admissions requirements.

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Every Major School Reform Issue is Hotly Debated, Bitterly Divisive

Every major issue in school reform — whether it be school closings, charter schools, vouchers, teacher hiring and firing, school control, teacher evaluations, testing, curriculum or tracking — is hotly debated and brutally divisive.

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High-Performing American Indian Charter Schools Struggle for Survival

Students at the American Indian Model Schools have consistently outperformed most of their peers nationwide. But on Sunday night parents and board members were groping for a way to keep the schools' doors open.

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Lessons from Atlanta School Cheating Scandal

There are heroes and villains in the nation's biggest education testing disgrace.

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Teachers to Vote on 'Confidence' in L.A. Schools Supt. Deasy

Members of the L.A. teachers union begin casting ballots Tuesday in a symbolic confidence-vote referendum on L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy.

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