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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

OKC One Kid Challenge
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Dec 19, 8:24 AM:

Looks at new initiative pairing struggling students with adult volunteers to boost math and reading performance at Oklahoma City middle school receiving "D" grade in statewide eval. Outlines attendance and academic challenges. >

GA District In Crisis
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Dec 18, 12:22 PM:

Accreditation agency puts DeKalb Co. on probation, accusing board of in-fighting, mismanagement and letting academics slip. Looks at potential impact of decision and options for change, including state removal of leadership. >

MD School Performance Measures
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Dec 18, 5:48 AM:

Montgomery Co. Super criticizes aspects of state's new rating system even though his district fared well. Notes complaints about new labels based on test data, but doesn't say how he'd change things to better demonstrate >

New FL Schools Chief
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Dec 17, 1:52 PM:

Tony Bennett Q&A covering school choice, teacher evals, testing and other issues. Notes need to communicate better. Gives assessment of election loss in IN, saying wasn't rejection of reform efforts.

DeKalb District Decision Day
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Dec 17, 7:05 AM:

Regional accrediting agency to report results today from investigation into complaints school board mismanaged finances and interferred in personnel decisions. Briefly looks at potential penalties and impact on community.

Charter Achievement Questions
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Dec 17, 6:16 AM:

New report says DC charters fail to show gains since 2007. But, no background on nonprofit or potential pitfalls with research, which are only lightly mentioned near end of article when charter official warns about knowing how >

MT Schools Revamp
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Dec 14, 7:34 AM:

State lawmaker unveils reform plan calling for implementation of Common Core Standards and funding changes. Describes bill provisions and reasons behind push for proposal. Doesn't look at prospects for passage.

High Performers Earn Freedom
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Dec 13, 8:09 AM:

GA schools getting "As" or "Bs" to receive flexibility in how they use state resources. Describes state lawmaker's comments about revising funding formula. But, story also addresses charter amendment. Doesn't make connection >

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