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WVA’s New Gov on Reform
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Jan 15, 7:17 AM:

EIther Gov Tomblin didn't know what else the state has discussed to improve schools or he just didn't mention it, but he made education a priority at least, it was caught by the press and this suggests the Charleston Daily will >

Rethinking #1 Rating
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Jan 10, 6:06 AM:

MD rated number one again in Quality Counts report. But ratings include factors like school funding and teacher support. Doesn't it make more sense to rate states according to their outputs, not inputs? At least recognition here >

Grading Schools On Outputs
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Jan 10, 5:50 AM:

Parents of "well-regarded" Okla. school shocked by "C" grade from state. Explains states across nation starting to grade schools based on outputs, like progress among lowest performing students. Would've been perfect opportunity >

Deliver Results Or Shut Down
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Jan 9, 5:37 AM:

26 schools on NYC closure list prompts discussion of how much time a school should be given to prove itself. Union president points out only 6 of 24 schools saved last yr. (by union-prompted lawsuit) reappear on this year's list. >

Portland Plan Go Far Enough?
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Jan 8, 8:43 AM:

OR district looks to improve 63% graduation rate. Gist of report is raising expectations and finding programs that offer students best fit. But, all suggestions are within current system -- no pause to consider how reforms that >

Homework Turned Classwork
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Jan 8, 8:15 AM:

NM math teacher questions if homework truly effective, and allows class time for students to complete would-be homework problems. Biggest question is when kids learn techniques and fundamentals. Practice sounds a lot like flipped >

PR For TN Blob
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Jan 8, 8:14 AM:

Opposition in TN to StudentsFirst policy report hogs spotlight here. Critics say report is just tool to advance an agenda and what really matters are things like small class size. Too bad that's a tactic that's been tried and >

Goodbye Graduation Test
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Jan 7, 8:34 AM:

As part of its move to the common core, OH is among the states changing their testing regimes, moving to end-of-course tests based more on what kids are learning.  Limited view of the challenges that this state faces.

School Grants Yield Little Results
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Jan 7, 6:57 AM:

Sad story of only 7 out of 27 Paterson NJ third-graders who passed the state's reading test, despite an "infusion of milions of dollars in federal grants."  Yet school gets credited for minute gains without any real intensive >

New State Report Card
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Jan 7, 5:37 AM:

Another report card for states, as Students First releases its new policy report, heavily focussed on teacher quality measures.  No As, 12 F's, and many states have lots of work to do, but then, that's been clear for years and >

Math Excitement In Detroit
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Jan 3, 7:46 AM:

MI district uses Project SEED to get students excited about math. Program engages students, but untold of results elsewhere in nation. History of Project SEED put in context of U.S. students lagging globally.

Changing School Culture
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Jan 2, 8:10 AM:

Mixed results for turnarounds in NM district. Biggest impact is change in school culture, but difficult to measure. Left out of discussion is other turnaround methods and how long students have to wait for this turnaround method >

GA Students Catch “Math Bug”
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Dec 28, 1:17 PM:

New campaign aimed at improving Dade Co. K-12 students' lagging math scores. Describes push for hands-on, real-life lessons and community and business involvement. Showcases innovative ways of teaching subject.

WI Implementing Common Core
4/6
Dec 27, 2:31 PM:

Looks at transition to tougher curriculum in math and reading in schools in state. Gives examples of how lessons different. Recaps what standards supposed to accomplish.

LA Tougher Standards
3/6
Dec 26, 3:12 PM:

Overview of transition to Common Core and implications for students and teachers. Looks at more stringent testing and how educators must shift how they do jobs.

Gearing Up For Common Core
3/6
Dec 26, 7:36 AM:

All about Common Core implementation in FL. Costs, aim of comparing student achievement state-by-state, controversy of standardized testing all covered, yet there's nothing on why some think Common Core isn't a good idea because >

Analyzing FL AP Class Results
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Dec 24, 8:07 AM:

Questions whether Advanced Placement courses worth it for students. Looks at pros/cons. But really consider fact that statistically, any time more take test, number of those not passing will also increase. Doesn't necessarily >

Audit Questions Achievements
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Dec 21, 8:18 AM:

Columbus (OH) internal probe shows student data changes boosted districts grade on report card and means grad rates should also be looked at. Recaps state investigation of attendance info, but lets Super give reasons/excuses >

Banding Against Testing
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Dec 21, 7:52 AM:

Charlotte (NC) Super speaks out against state exams. Notes other Supers joining testing opposition. Excuses like needing more time to develop good tests hog spotlight. Fails to mention fact that kids across U.S. are graduating >

OK Accountability
3/6
Dec 20, 7:09 AM:

State DOE collects demographic data and will release it along with school grades hoping it will provide context. Doesn't explore whether or how info will be used to address performance issues revealed in report.

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