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Editorial: Missouri releases baffling school performance scores. Does anyone know what they mean?
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Oct 18, 7:52 AM: Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released results from its annual performance reviews of schools in the state.
Community Calls for Education Equity for ‘Black and Brown’ Students
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Oct 17, 6:13 AM: The newly formed Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence organized the forum following recent reports to the Montgomery County Board of Education showing that students of color are more likely to be taught >
Editorial: Don’t drag out school reform
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Oct 17, 5:31 AM: The talk so far around Providence reform seems to be centered on politics, process and gratifying interest groups, rather than what concrete steps will be taken to improve the education of the students.
Missouri Redesigns School Report Cards — And It’s A Lot To Digest
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Oct 17, 5:04 AM:

Missouri schools are getting a different kind of report card from the state. They’re now color coded instead of offering a numerical grade.

The State Of W.Va. Schools According To State Superintendent
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Oct 16, 8:15 AM: Steven Paine, Ed.D., currently serves as West Virginia’s state superintendent for the second time in his career. He was the 25th state superintendent of schools from 2005 – 2011 and took up the post again in March of 2017 to become >
Editorial: School absenteeism a serious concern
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Oct 15, 6:56 AM: Across Mississippi in October and November, school districts are emphasizing the importance of attendance. Beyond the basic concept of showing up in order to learn, the state provides per-pupil funding based on the attendance >
Report ranks Minnesota among worst achievement-gap states
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Oct 15, 6:50 AM: A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis finds Minnesota is one of the worst states in the country for education achievement gaps.
Opinion: California’s education establishment continues to fail students and families
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Oct 15, 5:57 AM: The recent release by the CA Department of Education of the 2018-19 statewide proficiency test scores reveals no surprises:  we’re still failing California’s 6.2 million public school students.
Only half of California students meet English standards and fewer meet math standards, test scores s
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Oct 11, 8:22 AM: Just over half of public school students who took the state’s standardized English language arts test performed at grade level, while only 4 in 10 are proficient in math, scores that represent a slow upward trend over the past four >
Hawthorne Elementary making gains
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Oct 11, 6:54 AM: Among changes, Hawthorne has gone to a longer-than-usual school year and day, implemented “blended learning” that incorporates technology throughout all classes, and put teachers on an eight-hour workday to allow for professional >
Graduation rates plunged in districts under financial recovery
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Oct 11, 6:24 AM: Pennsylvania's public school districts under financial recovery have all seen drastic drops in graduation rates despite facing potential state takeovers. Experts say it's bizarre, and they can't pinpoint a cause.
Texas is spending millions to bring the “portfolio model” to its schools. The strategy has led to te
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Oct 10, 6:05 AM: Texas is encouraging its school districts to drastically change how they manage their campuses — an effort to quickly cut down the number that are low-performing. It is spending more than $20 million a year in state and federal >
Holding traditional public schools accountable in California
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Oct 10, 5:53 AM: Charter schools should be held to strong performance standards, and for-profit schools offering post-high school, employment-oriented instruction should give students more insight into their job prospects. However, shouldn’t public >
Black Educators to Unveil “Blueprint” for Improving California Black Student Test Scores
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Oct 9, 6:36 AM: A group of Black educators are heading to San Diego this week from around the state, and across the country, to meet with each other. Their goal is to leave their conference with strategies that school districts and policymakers >
Highest graduation rates ever reached by Phenix City and 2 counties, early data shows
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Oct 8, 6:15 AM: The high school graduation rates in Phenix City, Russell County and Lee County have reached all-time highs using the federal formula, according to the latest data available. The three Alabama school districts in the Columbus metro >
Michigan’s worst schools see gains under collaboration effort with state
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Oct 8, 6:04 AM: Today, it's a thriving, well-attended "model school" within the Detroit Public Schools Community District, where students posted double-digit proficiency increases on the last state assessment. Teachers are vying for jobs at the >
Group argues GRPS is now a two-tier education system
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Oct 8, 5:08 AM: The group, Grand Rapids Education for Justice (GREJ), argue that students in test-in theme schools perform consistently higher on tests, while the test scores of students in predominately minority schools and from poorer families >
Opinion: To Shrink Achievement Gap, Integrate School Districts
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Oct 7, 8:22 AM: Educational disparities among minority students are largely driven by their concentration in high-poverty areas, new study finds
Editorial: Don’t neglect the basics to boost Minnesota grad rates
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Oct 7, 7:28 AM: While it’s a laudable goal, the effort must be pursued in concert with effective strategies to improve academic achievement. Though Minnesota is often praised for test scores relative to other states, those results can mask the >
Report shows mixed results for Big Island school performance
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Oct 7, 7:26 AM: While some Hawaii Island schools are making strides and improving in proficiency, others continue to struggle, according to 2018-19 Strive HI Performance System results released last week by the state Department of Education.

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