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Jacques: Regional education report a ‘call to action’
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Dec 13, 9:44 AM: Consider these numbers: The four-year high school graduation rate for students in the city of Detroit is 69%, compared with 83% statewide and 85% nationally.
Education bill clears committee, heads to SC Senate floor
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Dec 13, 7:10 AM: State senators on Thursday passed a massive education bill out of committee, which will allow the full state Senate to take up the legislation, billed as an overhaul of state public schools, when they return to work in >
Parent groups: Disparity in learning is ‘tragic status quo in Atlanta’
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Dec 13, 6:45 AM: Two education advocacy groups are calling out “dismal” and persistent academic gaps between Atlanta’s white students and students of color.
Providence schools might be in worse shape than you thought
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Dec 11, 7:11 AM: We’ve heard a lot about the struggles of Providence schools over the last six months, but the Johns Hopkins University professor who led the review of the district is making it clear that Rhode Island’s largest school district is >
How Do You Think American Education Could Be Improved?
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Dec 10, 9:31 AM: An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are stagnant in reading and math even though the country has spent billions to close gaps with the rest of the world. What do you think could be done to raise those >
Montgomery County Council seeks to close educational gaps
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Dec 10, 8:04 AM: The Montgomery County Council on Monday examined ways to improve educational outcomes for black, Latino, low-income and special education students and English learners in public schools in light of a recent report that noted >
Opinion: Stop blaming schools for chronic absenteeism
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Dec 10, 7:13 AM: Thus, although under Connecticut’s accountability system, chronic absenteeism is an indicator of school quality, and can contribute to a school or school district being subjected to increasingly draconian sanctions, none of the >
Education Summit brainstorms ideas to improve public education in Rhode Island
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Dec 9, 7:41 AM: More than 300 parents, students and those in the education field came together for a day-long summit at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.
Editorial: Volusia County must work to close racial gap
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Dec 9, 7:27 AM: As documented by The News-Journal’s Cassidy Alexander, there are significant gaps that break down along racial lines . Across math and language-arts testing at all grade levels, black and Latino students score as much as 40 percent >
Letter: Evaluation system does poor job assessing some urban schools
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Dec 6, 7:54 AM:

Kudos to The Providence Journal and Linda Borg for the Nov. 25 news article “At charter school for students who got off track, R.I. star ratings seem a poor match for the mission.” The story raised legitimate concerns regarding >

D.C. Council weighs rise in school absenteeism, truancy
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Dec 6, 7:51 AM: D.C. lawmakers on Thursday reviewed strategies to combat chronic absenteeism and truancy, following a report last week that showed an increase in students cutting classes in the District.
Hogan unveils his schools agenda for 2020
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Dec 6, 6:49 AM: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday proposed two education initiatives: a new way for local communities to “take over” failing schools and an effort to quickly clear the entire backlog of school construction projects >
Our View: With 12 county schools seeing ratings drop, CCPS must figure out why and fix it
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Dec 5, 8:03 AM: Given that the objective evaluations of Carroll County Public Schools in recent years — from standardized test scores, to graduation statistics to the first Maryland School Report Card — have been overwhelmingly positive and >
Editorial: Maryland school rankings remain an imperfect measure of an unequal system
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Dec 4, 6:41 AM: The latest Maryland School Report Card is out and will no doubt leave parents and other stakeholders scurrying to check out the results. Did my child’s school earn one, two, three, four or five stars?
‘It Just Isn’t Working’: Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Reform
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Dec 3, 8:44 AM: An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are stagnant in reading and math even though the country has spent billions to close gaps with the rest of the world.
Commentary: When the grades on U.S. report cards are low
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Dec 3, 8:43 AM: The United States is facing an educational crisis. Even as government spending per student eclipses most other developed countries, America’s youth continue to underperform in math, reading and science compared to their pupils >
New report on Virginia schools says achievement gaps persist
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Dec 3, 8:33 AM: A new report by the Virginia State Board of Education says there remains a persistent achievement gap for certain student groups and the state faces a growing shortage of high-quality teachers.
Latest star ratings for D.C. schools show citywide improvement even as gaps persist
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Nov 27, 8:27 AM: The District’s 206 public school campuses received their second star rankings Tuesday, and while the results highlighted improvements across the city, they also underscored the persistent achievement gap on standardized tests >
Letter: Look Out Below for Falling School Standards
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Nov 26, 7:46 AM: Madison’s spending per student is the highest relative to comparably sized districts in Wisconsin, but the city has one of the worst black-white achievement gaps in the state and perhaps the country.
Post poll finds record high 44 percent rate District public schools positively
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Nov 25, 9:51 AM: Now her children are in a Capitol Hill middle school, and Jamison is glad she decided to stick with the District’s traditional public school system, convinced the city is doing a good job educating its young residents.

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