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Pioneer Institute study calls for more education reform, accountability
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Jul 3, 5:32 AM: Cambridge, a city neighboring Boston with a mix of incomes, spends $29,500 to educate each student in its school system. Most of that money — nearly $26,000 — comes from city taxpayers, with the state paying just >
Commentary: Look below the surface of the education bill
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Jul 1, 6:52 AM: If you only paid attention to the hyperventilated debate, you would think that Republicans and Governor Jim Justice were gutting public education and undermining teachers.  However, the education reform bill, which has now been >
Letter: Lower College Standards Start With a Subpar K-12
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Jun 3, 8:17 AM: We are concentrating too much funding on the wrong end of the problem—college. The answer is to improve the product coming out of the K-12 education system that is failing our poorest and most vulnerable citizens.
$600M a year, yet achievement gap persists
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Jun 3, 5:57 AM: Minnesota has spent more than $5 billion in the last decade to boost the academic performance of low-achieving students, but the state has little ability to assess how the money is being used — or whether it’s making a >
Editorial: Missing from education debate: What’s best for kids?
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May 13, 5:23 AM: The West Virginia Department of Education has issued a report following a series of eight public forums and an online survey to determine what it will recommend for a proposed special session of the Legislature that has targeted >
House changes could mean fewer schools with failing report cards
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May 8, 5:13 AM: Fewer districts and school buildings would face failing report card grades under changes House Republicans are proposing in the revamped two-year budget bill.
Graduation Guides Promise High Schoolers A Clearer Path To Success
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Apr 26, 7:51 AM: Today, D.C.'s public schools are rolling out an intervention they hope will address concerns like Cox's. Twice a year through the fall semester of senior year, high schoolers in D.C. will now receive a document that tracks their >
Facing Segregated Schools, Parents Took Integration Into Their Own Hands. It’s Working.
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Apr 16, 7:39 AM: For months, in two of New York City’s most politically progressive neighborhoods, parents debated what to do about their deeply segregated schools. Now, after adopting a series of initiatives last year following many spirited and >
Commentary: Are Los Angeles high school students ready for tomorrow’s job market?
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Apr 16, 7:14 AM: CTE classes are popular, but only 25% of students take courses that could lead to the nation’s biggest industries, new study finds
SCS wants to give every student a laptop to take home, but that may present challenges of its own
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Mar 21, 6:28 AM: Schools nationwide, including in Shelby County, are arming students with digital devices at a rapid pace, with leaders often touting the technology as the key to improved performance. But research shows it's not as simple as giving >
School turnaround bill heads to House floor
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Mar 15, 5:45 AM: Sponsored by Sen. Dean Mortimer, R-Idaho Falls, the School Turnaround Act would codify an already existing pilot program that targets the lowest 5 percent performing schools. Targeted schools would form a committee and bring in >
Why Is San Francisco the State’s Worst County for Black Student Achievement?
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Nov 1, 5:17 AM: Parents from San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood gathered around school cafeteria tables and listened as administrators delivered a hopeful message: Their children, who all attend Charles R. Drew Preparatory Academy, one of the >
New state law targets seven Hillsborough schools with D’s and F’s
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Oct 27, 5:04 AM: The state is telling Hillsborough County to have contingency plans ready by Friday for seven struggling schools in case they don't receive C grades or better at the end of the year.
Missouri wraps up plan to fix failing schools
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Jun 13, 6:41 AM: Missouri’s state school board will finalize its federally mandated plan on Tuesday on how it will identify, then fix its lowest-performing public schools.
Divided community panel picks district-run option over charter to replace closing Denver school
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Jun 9, 6:45 AM: A group of community members tasked with recommending which of two applicants should take over low-performing Amesse Elementary in far northeast Denver when it closes next spring is backing an application submitted by leaders of >
State cites 20 schools for gaps in standards
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Jun 9, 6:43 AM: The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday placed 20 of the state's 1,065 traditional and charter public schools on first-year probation for violating assorted education standards during the just completed 2016-17 school >
New TEA grading system fails its purpose, Montgomery County school districts say
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Jan 16, 6:59 AM: However, in December, the TEA gave the more than 1,200 school districts and charters across Texas, which includes 8,600 campuses, a preview of the new legislatively mandated accountability ranks. The "work-in-progress" report >
State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools
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Jan 9, 6:19 AM: Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability “harsh,” the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at the College and Career Ready Performance >
New data rank all public charter and traditional schools in California
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Nov 2, 6:16 AM: The California Charter Schools Association on Tuesday released its first ranking of every public charter and traditional school in the state.
School receivership law withstands court challenge
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Oct 28, 5:26 AM: New York's controversial receivership law that allows for the takeover of failing public schools withstood a court challenge by the teachers union, with a state Supreme Court judge this week rejecting a number of arguments aimed at >

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