student achievement

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State Education Chief Joins in Celebrating Jefferson Parish Test Score Gains

Knowing that stress from the upheaval of widespread changes can cause an initial dip in achievement before improvements start to show, Superintendent James Meza said he braced himself for the test results from his first year of reforming Jefferson Parish public schools. Then on Wednesday, he rejoiced.

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California Makes a Plea for the Arts

Calif. constituents join together to form Create CA, an initiative to make arts education a priority.
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‘Chronically Absent’ Students Skew School Data, Study Finds, Citing Parents’ Role

Up to 15 percent of American children are chronically absent from school, missing at least one day in 10 and doing long-term harm to their academic progress, according to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

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Curriculum-Mapping Improves Learning

Homegrown software enables teachers to update the curriculum regularly.
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CPS Names Interim Chief Education Officer

A national education consultant who helped lead reform efforts in Detroit, Cleveland and New York City has been tapped as “interim” chief education officer in Chicago, officials said.

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Philly School District Officials: What We Have Doesn't Work

School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos was blunt in a news conference announcing that the Philadelphia School District's current structure will essentially be blown up.

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What CIOs Can Learn from Project RED

We recently spoke with Paige Johnson, education strategist for Intel, about the newest research from national research and advocacy plan Project RED (Revolutionizing Education), which surveyed over 1,000 schools about best practices in technology. Intel sponsored the research along with HP, SMART Technologies and Pearson because they believe there is a need to revolutionize the way the U.S. looks at technology as part of teaching and learning.

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Superintendent Diane Ullman, Simsbury (Conn.) Public Schools

The Reconnecting McDowell Initiative

A community in economic and educational decline is boosted by a unique public-private partnership.

All Students Thrive With Proficiency-Based Instruction

This school chief stresses daily intervention, professional development and leadership.

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