- Frequent Moves, Lower Test Scores?
Study finds students who change schools a lot don't do as well on tests. Describes in-depth look at results in OH's largest urban districts, but notes is problem in suburban and rural ones, too.
Dec 3, 2:01 PM:
- Detroit Math Time
Teachers replace digital clocks with old-fashioned analog ones to help students learn more than how to tell time. Describes how used to teach fractions and geometry concepts.
Dec 3, 1:41 PM:
- Longer School Days And Years
Overview of pilot program extending class time for students in some schools in CO, CT, MA, NY and TN. Outlines pro/con arguments against backdrop of need to improve performance and global competitiveness. Cites research from both >
Dec 3, 5:43 AM:
- New Measure Drops DC Diploma Numbers
City's 4-year grad rate worst in nation at 59% in 2010-11, down from 76%. Describes change in method used to calculate figures and how supposed to improve accountability. Notes critics point out flaws in comparing different >
Nov 30, 5:58 AM:
- Reform Backlash Warning
IN's outgoing Gov warns national ed conference about ongoing pushback from school choice and accountability opponents. Recaps ouster of state's Super and replacement with teacher and union leader and defeat of reform initiatives >
Nov 29, 6:10 AM:
- OH Accountability Plan Vote
State House action on new, tougher school standards and report cards could come as early as tomorrow. Describes lawmaker efforts to get bill finished. Recaps opposition from critics worried moving too fast and that some systems >
Nov 28, 7:43 AM:
- Grad Rate Gap
Analysis of 26-percentage point difference in number of white and black OH students who earn HS diploma. Looks at state-by-state comparison of fed stats. Notes acting state Super's call to raise expectations.
Nov 28, 7:39 AM:
- State Keeps Control Of MO District
Academically-troubled Riverview Gardens schools will continue to be governed by Special Administrative Board. Recaps system's struggles. Describes coming change in leadership.
Nov 28, 7:24 AM:
- School Achieves Despite Challenges
Northern KY elementary earns top honors for performance. Profile explores students demographics -- large #s of ELLs, low-income and special needs, and how emphasis on goal setting, parental involvement and teachers adapting to >
Nov 26, 2:12 PM:
- OH Exam Changes
Q & A on forthcoming shift to tougher, standardized tests measuring college readiness. Info here on when new requirements begin, how/why implemented and where factors into students' final grade.
Nov 26, 1:55 PM:
- Detroit Accountability Battle
Looks at legal fight over city's failing schools and effort of board to retake control of them following repeal of state's emergency manager law. Describes lawmaker efforts to keep EAA. Outlines changes made as well as >
Nov 26, 6:29 AM:
- LA Improved Performance
Explores jump in high school scores statewide. Lots of numbers to show growth rate. Also notes expected challenges ahead with transition to tougher Common Core standards.
Nov 26, 5:42 AM:
- Testing Ratchets Up For OH
More rigorous testing expected, with equally tougher Common Core-based instruction. Students will take the college-readiness exam and subject tests. Readiness exams not yet developed. May use ACT.
Nov 21, 8:05 AM:
- STAR Students Shine
Profile of Pittsburgh school's academic accomplishments under new effort rewarding progress on state tests. Explores how works, improvement in scores and bonuses for teachers.
Nov 20, 10:48 AM:
- CT School Success
Profile of St. Bernard that credits faculty for student AP scores that best state and national averages by double digits. Describes teacher experience levels and longevity as well as other factors thought to contribute to high >
Nov 20, 10:07 AM:
- WY District Boosts Performance
Elementary and middle schools in Fremont Co. raise test scores and end downward spiral. Describes process and changes made to curriculum as well as impact of geographic remoteness on system.
Nov 19, 1:43 PM:
- CA Latino Student Achievement
Merced Union High and Ceres Unified rank near top in nation for Hispanic grad rates. Describes challenges faced and how each addressed them to produce success.
Nov 19, 11:45 AM:
- CO District Achievement Changes
Explores state's move to new standards, noting how Garfield Re-2 staffers volunteered to help re-tool curriculum to reflect new concept-based learning.
Nov 19, 11:33 AM:
- OK Money On Hold
Describes how Title I funding for low-performing schools not distributed because state hasn't yet identified "Priority" or "Focus" sites necessary for dollars to be released. Looks at impact on classrooms and districts. >
Nov 19, 11:22 AM: