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Student group says rising CMS grad rates mask grim future for many black graduates
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Feb 15, 8:34 AM: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ credit recovery program lets students who fail a course take online lessons to pass. But it allows too many students in high-poverty, mostly black schools graduate with grade-point averages too low >
SD House passes bill requiring citizenship tests for high school graduation
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Feb 15, 7:14 AM: Passed by a 38-31 vote, House Bill 1066 would require that students in public schools and state-accredited private schools pass a 10-question civics test in order to graduate high school. The 10 questions would be sourced from the >
Editorial: Here come the bad education bills in Carson City
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Feb 15, 6:10 AM: But actions speak louder than words. And the notion that the state’s education unions are serious about being held to account for performance has already been exposed in Carson City as a charade.
Large numbers of Tennessee students not ready for college, new state data show
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Feb 14, 7:19 AM: Newly released data detailing how ready Tennessee students are for college paint a grim picture of the state's continued challenges in improving K-12 education.
Editorial: Nebraska should give a needed boost to civics education
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Feb 13, 8:22 AM: Our country is stronger and healthier when its citizens, across lines of party and ideology, have a basic knowledge of our government and civic principles fundamental to a free society. Although Americans shouldn’t be expected to >
North Charleston residents say engaging parents is key to improving city’s failing schools
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Feb 13, 6:01 AM: Frustrated that several schools in North Charleston are inadequate, community leaders and residents said getting parents more engaged can help bridge the divide in the Charleston County School District.
New York City Public Schools Should Be Evaluated Based on Diversity, Not Just Tests, Panel Says
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Feb 12, 7:19 AM: A high-level panel commissioned by Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the city to adopt a sweeping measure to address entrenched segregation in education: create diversity targets for all 1,800 schools so that their population reflects >
Regents want deeper dive into graduation data
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Feb 12, 6:44 AM: New York’s high school graduation rate is slowly increasing, thanks in part to the creation of new “pathways’’ that allow students to earn a degree beyond the traditional regimen of Regents exams.
Opinion: SC’s education system has failed. Here’s how McMaster’s plan can fix it
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Feb 8, 8:36 AM: Let’s be real – South Carolina’s public education system has failed us. And before we start pointing our fingers at teachers and administrators, may we be reminded that these are the very individuals who have for years been >
Decades after redlining, Denver schools see choice contributing to racial imbalance
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Feb 5, 8:24 AM: Amid declining overall enrollment, some neighborhood schools suffer as parents send their kids to higher-achieving schools
Utah pays private companies big money to fix schools
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Feb 5, 6:57 AM: Utah doles out $7 million to private companies to help improve school with failing performance, but the districts argues that money could be better spent if given directly to them.
States battling need for remedial classes in college
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Feb 4, 8:25 AM: For the first time starting this fall, students who don't test high enough in math will no longer be required to take a remedial math class and instead will be offered a course called Quantitative Literacy with a learning lab that >
Letter: Students need curriculum that connects to their lives
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Feb 4, 7:28 AM: Buffalo Prep is an academic enrichment and support program that helps underserved youth succeed in school, and it works to close the opportunity gap for Western New York kids. To address these important questions coming from >
Opinion: Giving students who struggle a chance to graduate
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Feb 4, 7:05 AM: Back on Track, a partnership of United Way of Anchorage, Covenant House Alaska and the Anchorage School District powered by an AT&T Aspire Grant, has served more than 600 struggling students in grades 9 through 12 through flexible >
Editorial: 1930s era school system for a 21st century world
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Jan 30, 7:23 AM: The educational establishment is showing not that it cares about education in West Virginia, but that it cares about keeping the under-performing public education system intact no matter how much evidence shows the need for change >
Are Alabama’s latest high school graduation rates real?
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Jan 28, 8:51 AM: Federal high school graduation rates for the 2016-17 school year are out, and once again, Alabama finds itself at or near the top of the list. This time Alabama touts the highest graduation rate among all states and the District of >
‘One size doesn’t fit all.’ Should Florida widen the path to high school graduatio
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Jan 28, 7:34 AM: Bills have been filed to create more “pathways” to a high school diploma. The proposals will be debated in the upcoming legislative session, but students have some ideas too.
Is Lewis D. Ferebee the leader to close D.C.’s achievement gap? His time in the Midwest may pr
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Jan 25, 7:42 AM: Ferebee built a national reputation for collaborating with charter schools and disrupting the status quo as he overhauled Indianapolis’s approach to public education. In addition to exploding the old model of elementary schools, he >
Opinion: If you actually want to fight for students, then listen up
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Jan 25, 7:23 AM: Our school system is setting students up to fail, and adults who are supposedly fighting for our best interests aren’t taking responsibility.
Education bill would expand state’s power to intervene in struggling schools
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Jan 25, 6:16 AM: Governor Charlie Baker’s new education proposal would expand the power of the state to intervene in struggling schools, opening up a major front in the coming Beacon Hill debate over how best to revamp the state’s troubled school >

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