Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:12am
Despite efforts by Missouri’s education department and area districts to increase enrollment in AP courses, the state’s public school students still rank among the bottom in the nation for both participation and pass rates, even though both are up in recent years.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:56pm
High schools in Seattle won’t have to give the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests starting next fall, the latest development in the testing controversy that has drawn national attention after starting in January at Garfield High School.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:17am
The recent public school test-cheating scandals in Atlanta and Washington D.C. are insidious not only in their impact on their own communities, but also in feeding a broadly held misperception that urban school districts are beyond salvaging.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:24pm
Seeking to address pervasive racial disparities at the top echelons of New York City schools, Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, plans on Tuesday to propose a significant overhaul of gifted and talented programs that would provide space for more children and loosen admissions requirements.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 2:45pm
Every major issue in school reform — whether it be school closings, charter schools, vouchers, teacher hiring and firing, school control, teacher evaluations, testing, curriculum or tracking — is hotly debated and brutally divisive.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:25pm
Students at the American Indian Model Schools have consistently outperformed most of their peers nationwide. But on Sunday night parents and board members were groping for a way to keep the schools' doors open.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 6:18pm
The fact that girls are underrepresented in New York’s top high schools, which tend to be focused on math and science, and which have more than a dozen Nobel laureates among their alumni, worries some academics who see the schools as prime breeding grounds for future scientists and engineers.