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Florida School Seeks Improvement
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Jun 21, 10:45 AM:

Principal change at Lacoochee Elementary reflects effort to escape consistent D ratings. Addresses how substantial low-income demographic requires consideration for additional progressive options, including possible shift to >

FL Assessments Examined
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Jun 21, 9:37 AM:

A task force of state education leaders formed to evaluate effects of the state's assessments and ensure accountability.  Districts support the increased time and attention given after many recent testing changes.   >

Student Performance Stays Flat
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Jun 20, 6:39 PM:

Student test scores in Des Moines have risen only incrementally since last year with the biggest increase being in 11th grade math at 3.9%, an improvement attributed to increased AP enrollment. The director of curriculum says >

Decisions Remain While Schools Close
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Jun 20, 6:30 PM:

The Imagine MASTer Academy and Imagine Schools on Broadway in IN have both been dissolved but legal fees that were charged to the schools to the tune of $95,000 have yet to be decided on. In its effort to appeal to authorizer >

Common Core Affects GED
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Jun 20, 11:47 AM:

Testing requirements will change in 2014 to align with Common Core. Focus is on immediate costs to a few SC residents and opportunity GED affords adults. Zero on controversy surrounding Common Core or why some drop out of high >

US Not Globally Competitive
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Jun 20, 10:57 AM:

Council on Foreign Relations report says achievement gap is brining American education down a few notches in world rankings. Notes slipping high school and college grad rates, and says how money is being spent is a large part of >

VA Calculates Student Growth
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Jun 19, 11:52 AM:

School officials develop new way to measure student growth since achievement is now a larger part of teacher evaluations. Challenges and controversy surround use of test data. Other states have already linked teacher evaluations >

Buffalo Graduation Rates Fall
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Jun 18, 1:28 PM:

Graduation rates in Buffalo, NY fall from 54% in 2011 to 47% in 2012, while state-wide averages remain stable. Vague descriptions of city's new strategies to dramatically raise these rates. 

School Turnaround
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Jun 18, 5:21 AM:

FL pushes for turnaround plan for a low-performing elementary school, removing principal and creating only a primary (K-2) school next year. Kids now in grades 3-5 will be transfered.

Holding Line On Graduation Rates
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Jun 18, 4:39 AM:

Graduation rate falls slightly in NYC after making huge gains since 2005.  Fall attributed to tougher criteria for earning a diploma. Outgoing mayor self-congratulates, while some candidates say his policies hurt kids. >

Bottom-Up School Culture Change
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Jun 17, 1:20 PM:

A WV high school experiences a complete turnaround in morale and achievement due to teacher-led efforts. Top-down rules and mandates, the principal says, often do not include valuable input of teachers and students in schools. >

High Schools Offer Remediation Courses
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Jun 17, 10:46 AM:

New IN law will require high schools to identify students in danger of having to take remedial classes in college. Law aims to prevent students from having to take on financial burden of remediation in college, since these >

Educators Prepare for Common Core
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Jun 14, 11:34 AM:

During the summer, teachers must prepare quickly for the new Common Core standards.  Educators will now be more focused on their students' readiness for college and career. No doubts raised about such major change or reasons >

Common Core: Friend or Foe?
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Jun 14, 9:49 AM:

In theory, Common Core aimed to establish a common nationwide test, but some concerned it's more about a nationwide curriculum. Both sides debate merit and implementation of CCSI, but issue of theory versus practice real concern. >

Study To Analyze SC School Spending
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Jun 12, 6:09 PM:

Students in S.C. schools have increased by 10.3 percent but teachers and administrators has increased by 48.1. A $300,000 program analyzing non-instructional spending is proposed in the state budget. This is not just a phenomena >

Parents Against Common Core
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Jun 12, 11:17 AM:

Parents are voicing concerns over adoption of Common Core standards. Many resent not having played a role in the development and demand more of a voice. 

Teacher Layoffs DC
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Jun 11, 3:12 PM:

Chancellor Henderson continues reconstituion policies begun by Rhee to combat low achievement. Mixed achievement results, low teacher morale among reconstituted schools. 

DE Charter Changes
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May 31, 6:07 PM:

New bill proposed is aimed at improving charter school accountability. High performing charters will get longer 10 year terms, more timely allocation of funding and a creation of a charter performance fund are also in the bill. >

Making College Readiness Common
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May 31, 4:23 PM:

Common Core standards in Decatur, IL will project a drop in student proficiency educators say. For instance if we were to use a grading scale a 20 to 30 percent drop is expected in scores so A students would be earning B's and C >

Accountability Bill Passes House
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May 31, 3:40 PM:

Lawmakers in the CA house passed AB913 thursday. The bill aims to hold charter schools to the same open-meeting laws as school boards but some lawmakers warn that restrictions on donations could create unforeseen fiscal hurdles. >

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