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Tennessee has a strong plan to help its struggling schools, national report says
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Nov 15, 8:42 AM: Tennessee is listed as a leader in its plan for struggling schools in a report that reviews 17 states' plans to better its lowest-performing schools.
Florida Priorities Summit panel: Education system not benefiting all students
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Nov 15, 6:38 AM: Florida’s education system is improving, but too many students are still getting left behind, a panel of the state’s leaders in the field warned.
Some schools say ‘no’ to turnaround, but not this Georgia district
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Nov 14, 6:25 AM: Some school districts don’t want help from Georgia’s new Chief Turnaround Officer to improve their low-performing schools, but the superintendent in Dougherty County is welcoming it.
Achievement, teacher pay lag in predominantly African-American city schools
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Nov 12, 7:01 AM: Teachers at Charlottesville’s elementary schools with a predominately African-American student population are paid less and students perform worse on state testing than at primarily white schools.
New Orleans-area schools see grades drop or stay flat with new, more rigorous scoring system
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Nov 9, 8:29 AM: Schools in the New Orleans area still have a long way to go before they meet the more demanding national education standards that state officials are in the process of implementing, according to performance scores and closely >
Column: State takeover of East Cleveland schools will do nothing to alleviate the poverty and neigh
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Nov 9, 7:31 AM: As a resident and educator, I have witnessed substantial changes both in the city and the schools. Such changes, in an older suburban city, have been accompanied by rising poverty, deteriorating housing, and now a pending state >
Chronic absenteeism: School attendance can determine district quality
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Nov 9, 7:24 AM: The Pennsylvania Department of Education has been taking notes over the last several years and concluded that a more holistic approach when evaluating school districts was needed. Specifically, the department decided to create a >
Opinion: South Carolina’s public Montessori programs can bridge achievement gap
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Nov 8, 7:26 AM: With the 2018-19 school year underway, our state has a lot to celebrate in public education. The work that began with the 1984 passage of Gov. Dick Riley’s S.C. Education Improvement Act has yielded much progress, including a sharp >
State’s High School Graduates Often Need Remediation In College, Whether From High Or Low-Performing
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Nov 8, 7:08 AM: A new study shows that a higher percentage of the state’s black and Hispanic high school graduates enrolled in the states’ regional public universities and community colleges need remedial help when compared to their white peers, >
Wayne County school leaders cite “great dismay” about Innovative School District takeove
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Nov 8, 6:37 AM: In a recent letter to North Carolina officials, school system leaders in Wayne County expressed “serious concerns and great dismay” about the potential takeover of a struggling elementary school by the state’s controversial >
Opinion: Parents of minority students must step up to close achievement gap
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Nov 7, 8:10 AM: Dear Editor: In your article on the achievement gap in the Madison public schools, professor Jeffrey Henriques and psychologist Laurie Frost's criticism of Madison teachers for not providing minority students with "the basic skills >
Report: Not all schools offer the same math, science courses
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Nov 6, 8:32 AM: A new report shows that more than 1 million American students do not have access to high-level math and sciences courses.
Commentary: SAT scores reveal the depth of Florida’s lousy education system
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Nov 5, 6:53 AM: Scores on the dreaded college readiness exam called the SAT came out last week, and they were no surprise: Florida’s performance was shameful.
Raimondo’s rivals see political motive in delayed release of school test scores
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Nov 2, 6:29 AM: Gov. Gina Raimondo’s challengers, Republican Allan Fung and independent Joe Trillo, allege that politics are behind the R.I. education commissioner’s decision to wait until after the election to release scores from a new >
State’s new school report cards at odds with CPS’ own ratings
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Nov 1, 7:00 AM: The state’s new report cards for public schools around Illinois, released Tuesday, pose a conundrum for parents of kids at Chicago Public Schools, which unveiled its own ratings last week: Which metric should they >
13 Atlanta schools on state’s ‘turnaround-eligible’ list
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Nov 1, 6:44 AM: The state’s chief turnaround officer identifies schools from the list for intervention. The state can use the threat of financial pressure to get districts to accept those interventions.
The Education Blob Continues To Fail America’s Students (by Jeanne Allen)
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Oct 31, 7:42 AM: The cold hard facts are that the establishment is dysfunctional for millions of America’s students, and is giving the worst education to those most in need, as Hispanic and African American students continue to lag behind their >
State flags nearly half of all schools for improvement
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Oct 31, 5:34 AM: Since August, the State Department of Education has flagged 46 percent of all Idaho public schools as needing improvement.
No more ‘failing’: New state report card data rates schools, measures students’ growth
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Oct 31, 5:09 AM: Suburban educators and parents have long lamented inadequate funding for schools struggling to help the neediest students succeed. Now, they can make a stronger case for resources and funding armed with new data in the 2018 >
Green Bay schools: Academics suffer when students switch schools mid year
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Oct 30, 5:54 AM: Such high turnover, the annual shuffling of children in and out of schools, is common at Green Bay schools that serve the city's highest-poverty populations — families that often lack stable housing and tend to be more mobile than >

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