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Frequent Moves, Lower Test Scores?
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Dec 3, 2:01 PM:

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.

Detroit Math Time
5/6
Dec 3, 1:41 PM:

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.

Longer School Days And Years
5/6
Dec 3, 5:43 AM:

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 >

New Measure Drops DC Diploma Numbers
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Nov 30, 5:58 AM:

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 >

Reform Backlash Warning
5/6
Nov 29, 6:10 AM:

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 >

OH Accountability Plan Vote
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Nov 28, 7:43 AM:

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 >

Grad Rate Gap
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Nov 28, 7:39 AM:

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.

State Keeps Control Of MO District
3/6
Nov 28, 7:24 AM:

Academically-troubled Riverview Gardens schools will continue to be governed by Special Administrative Board. Recaps system's struggles. Describes coming change in leadership.

School Achieves Despite Challenges
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Nov 26, 2:12 PM:

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 >

OH Exam Changes
4/6
Nov 26, 1:55 PM:

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.

Detroit Accountability Battle
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Nov 26, 6:29 AM:

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 >

LA Improved Performance
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Nov 26, 5:42 AM:

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.

Testing Ratchets Up For OH
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Nov 21, 8:05 AM:

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.

STAR Students Shine
4/6
Nov 20, 10:48 AM:

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.

CT School Success
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Nov 20, 10:07 AM:

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 >

WY District Boosts Performance
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Nov 19, 1:43 PM:

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.

CA Latino Student Achievement
5/6
Nov 19, 11:45 AM:

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.

CO District Achievement Changes
3/6
Nov 19, 11:33 AM:

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.

OK Money On Hold
5/6
Nov 19, 11:22 AM:

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. >

IA School Success Model
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Nov 16, 12:22 PM:

Profile of Davenport's Madison School turnaround from one of worst to best performers. Notes given award. Describes "Direct Instruction" teaching technique credited with turnaround. Includes student views as well as teachers. >

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