student achievement

Seattle Public Schools Falling Short of Five-Year Targets

With just one year left on its ambitious five-year plan, the Seattle school district continues to fall short of reaching its academic targets.

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La. District May Drop No-Retention Policy

The Rapides Parish School Board is expected to determine next week whether to retain the district's current no-retention policy for young students.

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Alabama School District Closing Achievement Gaps

Enterprise City School System is showing promise of closing the achievement gap between black and white students and poverty and non-poverty students, according to released date explained Tuesday by the school system’s Testing and Accountability Coordinator Dixie Lavender.

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More Ill. Schools Failing to Make AYP on Test Scores

The number of school districts meeting benchmarks imposed by the federal No Child Left Behind legislation continues to worsen in West-Central Illinois and across the state.

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60 Percent of Ind. Schools Get A or B Grade

About 60 percent of Indiana public and private schools earned A's or B's for student progress during the 2011-2012 academic year under a reconfigured grading system that critics claim is fundamentally flawed.

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Portland (Ore.) Schools Incorporating 'Character' Education

A new style of learning, championed by author Paul Tough, is being applied in Portland's public schools and in the creative writing programs offered at The Telling Room.

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Texas Schools Need $8B in Extra Funding Per Year, Expert Says

Texas will need to spend at least an additional $8 billion per year to ensure its students meet the tough new academic standards imposed by state lawmakers, a top school finance expert testified Monday.

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Conn. Schools Grapple with Racial Balance

The emotionally charged issues of race and education are on the agendas of several Connecticut school boards as officials struggle to seek state-mandated racial balance at elementary schools.

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Wisconsin’s New School Accountability System

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has developed a new School Report Card for each public school which uses multiple measures of student learning.

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Most Wisconsin Schools Get Good Marks Under New Report Card System

Many call Carmen High School of Science and Technology a model for serving low-income students in Milwaukee.

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