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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 >

FL Leader On Voucher Testing
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Dec 13, 7:46 AM:

Gov. Scott says students attending private schools on tax-credit scholarships should take same FCAT exams as those in trads, something that currently doesn't happen. Looks at how similar to critics' arguments. But, nothing impact >

WY School Power Move
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Dec 13, 7:26 AM:

Select committee calls for legislation taking accountability duties away from state Super's and ed agency and giving them to BOE. Lots of lawmaker comments and info on consultants' criticism, but nothing clearly states exact >

WI District Seeks Academic Solutions
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Dec 13, 7:13 AM:

Madison Super and local gov leaders brainstorm on ways to close achievement gap, saying strong core curriculum and community support needed. Doesn't include stats showing scope of problem or explore teachers' role in making >

Buffalo Schools Transformation Model
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Dec 13, 7:08 AM:

Overview of NY district's plan to transfer principals out of low-performing schools if they've been on job 3 years. Looks at rules governing process, employees impacted and potential threat of legal action against system. >

NJ District School Woes
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Dec 13, 6:56 AM:

New report finds Newark's most disadvantaged students attending city's poorest performing trads and charters. Doesn't say if study look at reasons for failure. Only briefly notes 7 successes. No mention of what they're doing to >

State Dollars, Same Exams
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Dec 12, 2:32 PM:

FL Gov says private schools accepting vouchers should be required to give students standardized tests given to those in public classrooms. Describes split with fellow GOPers but doesn't say whether he'll push lawmakers on issue. >

“A” Is For Accountability
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Dec 12, 7:10 AM:

New grading system for OH schools on Legislature's agenda today. Looks at how students to be measured and uncertainty of what it takes to earn specific letter grades. Notes state BOE and DOE still have to outline criteria. >

Ranking American Students Globally
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Dec 11, 5:37 AM:

Two new reports compare performance of 4th and 8th graders with international peers. Describes how trail in math and science, but notes results closer in reading. Exam info doesn't fully explore exactly how test takers chosen. >

OH Reading Proficiency Problem
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Dec 10, 2:03 PM:

Overview of potential large numbers of state's 3rd graders in mostly urban (though some rural) districts being held back because they aren't reading at grade level. Lots of number, but key question not addressed is why. >

NJ District Diploma Dilemma
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Dec 10, 6:12 AM:

Takes state BOE to task for not asking why Camden's grad rate dropped while those across state grew 3%. Notes 23 of 26 schools under partial state control because failing. But, doesn't look at what's happening at other 3. Are >

Report Finds NY Falling Short
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Dec 10, 5:46 AM:

Columbia Univ. researchers say poor school districts still struggling years after state mandated to spend more on ed. Attention on $$ but no mention of issues regarding how it's spent, which makes difference. Doesn't note data >

NYC School Of One
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Dec 10, 5:39 AM:

Profiles personalized, student-centered learning approach used at 4 schools in city and in DC and Chicago. Notes showcased in RttT application. Couples examples of test score success with criticism based on study of just 1 year's >

OH Report Card Update
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Dec 6, 8:17 AM:

State lawmakers adjusting new grading system to give schools credit for making sure students college or career ready. Describes reasons for change in wording following criticism from educators.

Schools Report Findings Bleak
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Dec 5, 8:01 AM:

Study of Nashville classrooms shows poor performance in math and reading and lessons not engaging enough to keep student interest. Outlines results and profiles individual learning plans and other changes to attempt turnaround. >

Grad Numbers Mixed Picture
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Dec 4, 1:05 PM:

Looks at stats on how many FL students receiving HS diplomas in 4 years. Notes Highland Co. 2011-12 rate lower than state, but outlines growth from previous years.

Improving Student Achievement
4/6
Dec 4, 7:42 AM:

5 low-performing Nashville (TN) schools to be part of national pilot program aimed at boosting performance. Looks at extended instruction time that's at core of effort and describes how school day can be expanded.

Opposing MI Takeover Power
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Dec 4, 6:51 AM:

New coalition of educators joining forces to try to derail legislation on fast track to make Educational Achievement Authority stronger. Recaps ability to take charge of low-performing districts and opponent arguments. Background >

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
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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.

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