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4/16/2012

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.

4/13/2012

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

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.

4/3/2012

4/3/2012

When Omri Shefet started at East Side Middle School two years ago, as a sixth grader, he felt quite small.

4/3/2012

To help teachers transition from current classroom instruction to the Common Core State Standards, Kaplan K12 Learning Services and Teach For America are teaming up to provide teachers with instructional resources. 

3/30/2012

3/30/2012

For half a decade now, Congress has failed to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind. The principal stumbling block has been how to rewrite the law's accountability requirements for student achievement. That's certainly a debate worth having. But the continuing disagreement has had an unfortunate consequence. It has foreclosed an opportunity to help one the most neglected populations in public education: military students.

3/29/2012

3/29/2012

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education wants 60 percent of Hoosier adults to have some sort of post-secondary certificate or degree by 2025.  

3/27/2012

3/27/2012

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic has been approved by the New York State Education Department as a student growth measure and helps fulfill a new state law that requires student growth to be a factor in evaluating teachers and principals.

3/26/2012

3/26/2012

Hundreds of school systems nationwide exhibit suspicious test scores that point to the possibility of cheating, according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

3/23/2012

3/23/2012

A crisis in the U.S. public education system poses a “very grave national security threat,” requiring an overhaul to offer families more choices, business, education and political leaders said in a report.

3/23/2012

Since announcing his 163-page education plan last month, Gov. Dan Malloy of Connecticut has held 8 education town halls. Hundreds of teachers and parents have shown up. Some have been more contentious than others.

3/23/2012

The Maryland Department of Education is about to make a very big mistake. Under the Education and Secondary Education Act (better known as No Child Left Behind), low-income families whose children attend low-performing schools are eligible to receive supplemental educational services outside of the regular school day.

3/22/2012

3/22/2012

America's national security and the upward mobility the country was built upon could collapse if the education system isn't rapidly improved, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Tuesday.

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