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GLENDALE — Teachers at Glendale Unified no longer have to include student scores on standardized tests in their professional evaluations after an arbitrator ruled that the practice was not included in their agreement with the district. At stake...
Column's headlines inspire him The titles of Dr. Joe Puglia's columns catch my eye. A few years ago he wrote of his boyhood nun, Sr. Jean, and it reminded me of my 8th-grade nun Sr. Jean Dolores. Dr. Joe's article spurred me to communicate with her and...
Standardized tests are synonymous with stress, but they don't have to be. The following tips can reduce tension on test day: 1. Prepare your child on test day. Teachers say students who struggle the most on testing days are those who don't eat a good...
Tags: Iowa, Education, School Examinations
FOX 5 San Diego ReporterWeeks before students in San Diego head back to school, educators have something to celebrate. Results for the 2009 Standardized Testing and Reporting or Star Program were released Tuesday. Scores across the state rose again this year. "I am pleased to...
The FCAT is a bit of a mess right now. The scores came late. They may be wrong. And the company that taxpayers pay $254 million to run the thing can't seem to do its job right. Maybe now's a good time to reconsider whether Florida should make this...
Loyola College's Jesuit tradition calls for it to serve students who did not start with every economic, social or geographic advantage. Widespread research, meanwhile, shows that standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT favor those from privileged...
A Sunday Los Angeles Times article has sparked debate across California about whether teachers should be evaluated based on their students' test scores. The article collected data over a seven-year span and analyzed more than 6,000 elementary school...
Special to the TribuneWhen Linda Reineke sits on the deck of her top-floor condominium overlooking the Fox River, she sees turtles, foxes and raccoons. Once she leaves her condo, she is just steps from bike and running paths along the river. As one of the homeowners in a new...
Tags: Bolingbrook, Wheaton, Orland Park, Aurora, Walter Payton
It's no secret that the number of African American students admitted to UCLA plummeted after 1996, when Proposition 209 was passed. The proposition banned "preferential treatment" of race, sex or ethnicity in admissions to California's public...
In her Op-Ed article, "Put teachers to the test," Camille Esch writes that "the old evaluation system that ignores student achievement and finds virtually all teachers 'satisfactory' simply sets the bar too low." Although I agree with her, and with all...
Sun reporterState education officials acknowledged yesterday for the first time that they had changed the Maryland School Assessment this year in a way that experts say contributed to an unusually large rise in student test scores. According to experts, the test was...
Tags: Maryland, Local Elections, New York, Bowie, Education
Today, Tokofsky and Downtown Magnets High School junior Jordan Senteno navigate the obstacles to high-quality schooling. Thursday they debated readin', writin' and relevance; Wednesday they focused on social promotion; Tuesday the topic was class size;...
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