student achievement

Don't segregate boys and girls in classrooms

Are single-sex classes really an effective way to educate our children?

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Tennessee schools struggle to close achievement gaps

Middle Tennessee school districts, like their peers across the state, are still struggling to close academic achievement gaps between groups of children, especially the gap between students with disabilities and those without, according to state test results.

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D.C. schools make biggest test improvements since 2008

District of Columbia public and charter school students have achieved their highest marks ever on the city's standardized tests.

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Florida approves ‘safety net’ for school grades

Florida’s school grades won’t drop by more than one letter regardless of their score when rankings come out this summer, the State Board of Education decided Tuesday.

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Poor Sacramento neighborhoods face uphill struggle to reverse school closures

The schools that were closed were indeed cited as underperforming, but what they lacked most of all were surrounding neighborhoods with political muscle.

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Connecticut schools try to combat summer learning loss

Across Fairfield County and the state, schools are expanding summer programs to stem the learning loss students experience when they are away from the classroom for the long vacation.

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Buffalo superintendent submits plan to transfer students from low-performing schools

A new report commits the district to exploring a variety of ways to accommodate students from its 45 “failing” schools into one its 12 schools in good standing with the state.

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10 percent of Rhode Island schools ranked low-performing

One in ten Rhode Island schools are being targeted for intense interventions aimed at increasing student achievement levels over the next several years, according to data released Tuesday by the R.I. Department of Education.

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Graduation rates rise at 10 mid-Hudson Valley schools

A slight majority of high schools in the mid-Hudson Valley experienced an increase in graduation rates in 2012 and nearly all surpassed the state average, according to new state Education Department data.

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Florida to review tougher school grading formula

For the second year in a row, the Florida Board of Education may tweak the state’s accountability standards on the eve of the release of school grades.

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