Assessment

4/20/2012

4/20/2012

The big news out of New York City is that the admissions test for the city’s gifted kindergarten programs is about to get tougher.

4/19/2012

4/19/2012

Some Texas school parents are fed up with the state’s focus on high-stakes testing.

4/19/2012

Eight years ago, the Los Angeles Board of Education adopted an ambitious plan to have all students take college-prep classes to raise academic standards in the nation's second-largest school district.

4/18/2012

4/18/2012

Elliott Elementary in Lincoln, Neb., struck off on its own last year when it became the only school in the city to win money through the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.

4/18/2012

Florida's testing season kicks into high gear Monday, marking a springtime tradition for 2.2 million students in public school.

4/17/2012

4/17/2012

Countries that are best at preparing their math teachers share several key conditions generally lacking in the United States, researchers say.

4/17/2012

To help teachers and administrators implement the Common Core, the educators at School Improvement Network released their popular Common Core webinar series to the public.

4/16/2012

4/16/2012

Still far from covering its $24.7 million in startup costs, the Education Achievement Authority is seeking federal money given to low-performing schools in Michigan to jumpstart turnaround efforts.

4/16/2012

This week, a team from the Alabama Department of Education will replace the Birmingham Board of Education as decision makers for the state's fourth-largest school system.

4/16/2012

Arizona has “shut the door” on preschool programs by making funding cuts that leave a bleak educational future for the state’s children, according to a report released.

4/16/2012

In New York City, where even seats in public schools can be the rewards of a Darwinian contest, the tutoring industry has found a whole new lode to mine.

4/13/2012

4/13/2012

The A to F letter grade system that New York City’s Education Department uses to rate each of its schools is an improvement over simply measuring schools based on standardized test scores, according to a report released on Thursday by the Independent Budget Office.

4/13/2012

The state Department of Education put New Jersey’s most troubled schools on notice Wednesday, ordering administrators and educators to cooperate with state intervention and improve student performance or face serious consequences.

4/13/2012

Twenty-three of the Camden school district's 26 schools have been rated among the worst in New Jersey and have been designated to get state intervention, according to the results of new state accountability system review.

4/10/2012

4/10/2012

The Oklahoma Board of Education approved six public schools Monday that must work with the state Department of Education to improve student performance.

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