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California’s children fall behind before they start school, and some never catch up, study finds
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Sep 19, 6:21 AM: When students enter school in California, they learn at a pace on par with — if not better than — those in other states. The problem is that they arrive far behind their national peers, and they never catch up.
Editorial: Minnesota school districts can learn from odds-defying schools
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Sep 19, 5:21 AM: Minnesota needs well-educated workers and cannot afford to have so many of its students do so poorly academically. Districts statewide should take more lessons from schools that are getting it right, focus resources on strategies >
Up To 60 Percent Of College Students Need Remedial Classes. This Needs To Change Now
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Sep 18, 7:41 AM: This September, millions of college students move to campus for their first semester. Many will begin courses in engineering, calculus, science, or another advanced field, but other incoming freshmen will be stuck in remedial >
Metro Atlanta schools address ‘digital divide’
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Sep 18, 7:18 AM: Across metro Atlanta, school districts have spent millions on technology and plan to invest more. As the digital push push goes deeper — from textbooks to make-up snow days — experts and parents want to sure make students without >
Still no more than 1/3 of Tulsa Public Schools juniors ready for college or career, and wide racial
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Sep 18, 7:04 AM: Tulsa Public Schools has seen its graduation rate rise both overall and in every demographic group during the past three years, but the proportion of students deemed college- and career-ready has remained unchanged. Only a third of >
Parents may have say in future of Clark County’s failing schools
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Sep 18, 5:40 AM: Thirty-six of the 51 underperforming Clark County schools eligible for charter school conversion or new charter competition have another option for improvement: a state-approved petition process that allows parents to decide a path >
Around the Twin Cities metro, high-poverty schools are beating the odds
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Sep 17, 5:55 AM: Skyview Elementary is one of 44 high-poverty public schools in the Twin Cities metro area that the Star Tribune has identified as “beating the odds” in an annual analysis of statewide test scores.
Performance gaps clip star ratings of Clark County schools
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Sep 17, 5:53 AM: Twelve Clark County middle schools received three-star ratings from the state Department of Education this year even though they earned enough points for higher rankings.
CPS analysis shows 150,000 seats unfilled; black and Latino students have less access to top program
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Sep 17, 4:54 AM: Chicago’s South and West sides have lower concentrations of highest-rated schools than other areas, and black and Latino students attend top schools at far lower rates than their white counterparts, according to a new Chicago >
Washington’s 2018 state test scores still show large gaps between student groups
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Sep 14, 6:43 AM: Washington’s 1.1 million public-school students are performing slightly better on English exams than they were in years past, according to new numbers released by the state education department this week.
Columbus City and 16 charter schools get F’s on report cards; three area districts get A&#8217
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Sep 14, 5:06 AM: Columbus City schools is one of 14 school districts, out of a total of 608 districts statewide, to get an overall F. Sixteen of the 59 charter schools in Franklin County also received an F for the 2017-18 school year being >
Alabama Accountability Act: Does changing schools improve student achievement?
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Sep 12, 4:37 AM: The Alabama Accountability Act was created to provide school choice to impoverished students, some of whom attend so-called “failing” schools. However, a recent independent report questions if switching schools improves student >
Scott Walker and Tony Evers blame each for lack of progress on black students’ performance
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Sep 11, 6:18 AM: Wisconsin's massive gap in academic performance between its black and white students is under the spotlight of the governor's race as the candidates blame each other for not doing more to address the persistent >
Opinion: Reforms, funding must put kids first
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Sep 10, 7:08 AM: It has been interesting to hear the fallout of the lawsuit. Let me state again, this lawsuit is for, about and by the children and families of the state of New Mexico. The fallout was about adult battles. All seasoned advocates >
State identifies schools with consistent achievement gaps
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Sep 7, 5:03 AM: The State Department of Education on Wednesday released another list of schools identified for recognition and support under Idaho’s new accountability plan.
‘This is just outrageous’: Richmond high schools plagued with course credit problems, state investig
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Sep 6, 6:36 AM: More than 1,000 Richmond Public Schools students received credit for high school courses when they shouldn’t have, a state investigation has found.
Column: Making sense of divergent views on progress of Atlanta schools
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Sep 6, 5:58 AM: The recent Milestones data gives us invaluable information with which to evaluate the interventions and innovations that these past several years have brought under the leadership of Dr. Carstarphen. And there are reasons to be >
Test scores are down in NC public schools. What needs to change?
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Sep 6, 5:18 AM: Fewer North Carolina public school students passed state exams this year, with the decline increasing over time for students in third grade despite a state push to get young children reading at grade level.
Grad rates plummet at several CMS high schools. Here’s what it means.
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Sep 6, 5:03 AM: As the state released its 2018 school performance data Wednesday, the most jarring numbers come from a change in how the state tallies graduation rates.
NC’s Innovative School District Opens Doors At First School
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Sep 5, 5:55 AM: The Innovative School District, or ISD, isn't geographic - it's more conceptual. The concept is that the state identifies the lowest-performing schools in North Carolina and then makes a five-year intervention. That starts with new >

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