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In the past few weeks we have heard horror stories from throughout Indiana about testing under ISTEP+ -- particularly the overload of the computer system and the failure of the testing company's servers to handle the testing. This caused Indiana to...
We share the editorial view that outgoing Baltimore City Schools CEO Andrés Alonso created a strong platform to sustain ongoing improvement in our schools ("School reform 2.0," May 12). But the editorial's call for more standardization around the system...
The effort to hammer out new, statewide rules for how to use value-added test score data in teacher evaluations will take longer than planned. That is not surprising, the Florida Department of Education said, as officials knew that the Legislature could...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan teachers' performance in the classroom would play a bigger role in the amount they get in their paychecks under a proposal being debated in the Republican-controlled state House. The House Education Committee...
With city schools CEO Andrés Alonso's announcement last week that he is stepping down at the end of this school year, Baltimore finds itself in the market for a new leader who can continue and expand upon the reforms he instituted. Whoever succeeds Mr....
The job of veteran teacher Ricardo Gonzales was on the line before a state review panel. He's a respected elementary school instructor who tutors students and coaches soccer on his own time. But the L.A. Unified School District wanted to fire him...
Chicago voters hold a dim view of Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of public education after a tumultuous year that featured a teachers strike and the mayor's push to close many neighborhood elementary schools, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows....
Of the 11 Baltimore County public high schools rated among the nation's 2,000 top schools, according to the third annual Newsweek/Daily Beast survey of "America's Best High Schools," Hereford High School ranks No. 1 in the county. The list, published...
Riverside Brookfield High School is among the top schools in the state, according to rankings by U.S. News & World Report and the American Institutes for Research. The rankings are based on Prairie State Achievement Exams, Advanced Placement test scores...
Los Angeles' two mayoral candidates said Tuesday that they support making teacher evaluations public, going well beyond a level of disclosure that is supported by top school district officials. City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Councilman Eric...
Academic Decathlon teams from Los Angeles have won the state competition and, in a first, taken both first and second place at the national competition. Now, the season ends with one more distinction for L.A. Unified: Franklin High School has won a...
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Gov. Rick Scott praised Florida's public-school teachers Tuesday during a visit to Ocoee Middle School, one of five stops on his weeklong "victory tour" to celebrate teacher raises. "We've got great teachers in our state, and we should be very thankful,"...
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