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VA Calculates Student Growth
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. >

100% College Acceptance
May 29, 11:30 AM:

TX-based IDEA public charter schools celebrate 7th year in a row of all seniors heading to college. Not only that, but students offered $15M+ in scholarships this year. No district or statewide college-going rates given for >

Parking It
May 23, 5:24 PM:

Gordon Parks Elementary School, the MO charter that got considerable press coverage last week in the wake off its charter revocation, is safe - at least temporarily. The story certainly begs the question how do we hold charter >

Closing The Gap In New Orleans
May 23, 6:50 AM:

Test scores show a narrowing of achievement gap in Recovery School District (Louisiana). District hopes results will ease way for them to takeover other traditional publics. Orleans Parish also gaining.

Record School Closings
May 23, 4:40 AM:

Chicago Board, at behest of Mayor, closes 43 schools. Union vows political revenge on Mayor, who says he's ready to take that hit. Super says closings only way to go, financially and academically, to ensure kids get better >

Whats At The Core
May 6, 11:32 AM:

As TN implements CCSS into schools how are teachers reacting? The overarching sentiment is that higher standards are good, but will implementation work and are we getting ahead of ourselves? An interesting look at what teachers >

Minority Schools Get F
May 3, 5:04 PM:

Of Houston, Texas's failing schools, the majority are predominantly black. The article brings up the important point that a significant percentage of each schools student population are special education students. But if the >



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