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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. >

100% College Acceptance
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 >

Common Core Concerns
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May 2, 4:32 PM:

Common Core concerns in NH about large consulting contracts and already paying someone a 100k salary for curriculum.  Talks about repeal bills in other states, but doesn't get into specific issues.

Computer Glitches Plague Indiana
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May 1, 5:20 PM:

Earlier this week, rampant computer problems caused severe difficulties for 3rd - 8th grade students taking the ISTEP+ standardized test. Many students' computers froze or crashed when trying to reach testing servers, until state >

Testing Crunch Time
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Apr 23, 10:09 AM:

With stakes high for both students and teaches, local TN elementary school starts after-school program to help students prepare for state assessments.  Focusing on reading, students offered eight hours of additional instruction >

Progress on a Scoreboard
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Apr 23, 9:07 AM:

FL education commissioner Tony Bennett will be introducing an online scoreboard to keep track of the state's education goals. Condensing progress down to numbers and statistics draws both critics and supporters.

Customized Support For Struggling Schools
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Apr 22, 4:17 AM:

MD county ready to improve failing schools by assigning them a central office administrator mentor. How to determine which schools qualify still under debate. Qualifications of district staff to turnaround school not part of >

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