student achievement

The Secret to Fixing Bad Schools

What would it really take to give students a first-rate education?

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Superintendents’ Tech Priorities for 2013

As we look forward to an exciting new year of technology-enabled learning, District CIO reached out to superintendents to find out what their chief technology priority is for 2013. From hardware rollouts to more training on how to use technology, here’s a sampling of what school districts are focusing on this year.

Minnesota Schools Still Separate, Still Unequal

In 1954, the United States Supreme Court made one of the most important decisions in this nation’s history in Brown v. Board of Education.

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At Strike’s Root, Runaway Costs in Busing Pupils

The day before the start of New York City's first school bus strike in 34 years, a long yellow bus pulled up at Public School 282 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and the little bodies that popped out could be counted on one hand: Three.

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Better No Charter Schools Than Poor Ones

Charter school proponents, including this newspaper, always make the point that charter schools are public schools. When they work best, they are places that can strike a spark with students who are not learning in a traditional environment.

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Direct Instruction Leadership Institute

March 4-5, 2013

San Antonio, TX

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Report: After 60 Years, No Achievement Gains Despite Increased Staff

NYC DOE Marks Total Of 26 Schools For The Chopping Block

The city on Tuesday expanded its list of more schools headed to close or phase out due to poor performance.

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Support for School Prayer Declines

Support for prayer in school has declined since the 1970s, except among one group: evangelical Christians, finds a new study. The findings may not come as a surprise given the rise of evangelical Christians as a societal force over the same time period. In August, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, sociologist Philip Schwadel reported in the journal Sociology of Religion that even as religious affiliations have decreased in America, evangelicals have become more devout.

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New Research Helps Explain Why Girls Do Better in School

New research from the University of Georgia and Columbia University published in the current issue of Journal of Human Resources suggests that it's because of their classroom behavior, which may lead teachers to assign girls higher grades than their male counterparts.

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