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WY District Boosts Performance
4/6
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
5/6
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. >

OH Schools National Honor
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Nov 16, 12:13 PM:

Showcases Arcadia HS as one of 6 in state earning National Blue Ribbon designation. Notes but doesn't explore test scores and standards needed to get award.

NE Curriculum Fault Lines
4/6
Nov 16, 11:46 AM:

Statewide teleconference on content of social studies classes and standards for them showcases politics of climate change and American exceptionalism. Describes debate over what to teach and arguments from both sides.

KS Board Issues
2/6
Nov 16, 11:34 AM:

Overview of subjects on state BOE agenda at recent meeting. Most attention student-teacher relations. Statewide testing and science ed need closer look given confusion about subjects described here.

TX On Track For New Rating
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Nov 16, 7:17 AM:

Ed head says lowering achievement gap will be top consideration as state reworks its school rating system. Other measures are test scores, student growth and post-HS readiness. Approach so far has child advocate's approval. >

LA Tests More Difficult
3/6
Nov 15, 1:48 PM:

Describes changes to annual assessment and explores how it'll be tougher. Notes new schedules provided to districts and that results won't fully count until 2014-15.

Student Improvement
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Nov 15, 1:23 PM:

Scores continue to rise in one Louisiana district, but no attempt to try to explain why.  Criteria used includes student testing, attendance and grad rates.

Against All Odds Schools
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Nov 15, 7:50 AM:

Report names 9 OH schools that effectively improve student achievement in schools serving low-income families. Common characteristics of no-excuses success noted in report, which will be distributed statewide.

Pitching Singapore
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Nov 14, 1:41 PM:

Kindergartners in a FL district engaged in Singapore math to learn basic math skills and to prepare them for more rigorous math ahead. Rah-rah piece for this math program, touted nationally. Need data points to know for sure. >

Improving School’s Rank
3/6
Nov 14, 1:17 PM:

MS districted that scored "F" has Super saying it could move to a "B" rating in a year if his 8-step plan moves forward. Says parent engagement already down, but hard work must follow for rest. More rhetoric than substance. >

Improving School’s Rank
3/6
Nov 14, 1:17 PM:

MS districted that scored "F" has Super saying it could move to a "B" rating in a year if his 8-step plan moves forward. Says parent engagement already down, but hard work must follow for rest. More rhetoric than substance. >

IA Effort To Boost Scores
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Nov 14, 12:54 PM:

State Ed Director tells school officials to use "Response to Intervention" program to help students improve performance and close achievement gap. Explores how it works. Recaps  how proficiency levels have fallen since 1990s and >

MO District Achievement And Funding
2/6
Nov 14, 12:21 PM:

Springfield has 4 schools on state "focus" list, meaning they'll have to develop accountability plans and post gains in next 3 years. Describes NCLB waiver and changes it brought. Most attention on additional Title I money, but >

Grad Rates Move Up
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Nov 13, 4:44 PM:

SC data shows upswing in grad rates in 2012. For minorities and students from low-income families, this is the highest grad rates ever reported. Super sends out congratz, but no note on what could have increased rates.

No Options For The Gifted
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Nov 13, 4:26 PM:

Gifted and talented students in OR have few, if any, choices. Limited $$ targeted to these kids and few identified in some districts. But no connection to what that means not just for these kids, but society. Just tips for >

TN District Reacts To Changes
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Nov 13, 1:08 PM:

Profile of parent and community anger and continuing shifts for low-performing schools now targeted for state takeover and assignment to state's special achievement district (ASD). Describes officials' answers to concerns raised >

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