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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's largest school district says it wants a third party to validate this year's ISTEP+ test results before it accepts the scores because of disruptions caused by problems with the test administrator's server. The...
Described as passionate and stubborn, charismatic and calculating, Jean-Claude Brizard is the new face of reform for Chicago's distressed public school system. Shaped by his humble roots in Haiti and forged in battles with school boards, parents and...
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....
RAPID CITY — School districts in South Dakota will receive handbooks that can be used in evaluating teachers and administrators when the new state requirement takes effect in 2014. The state Department of Education also will offer an Internet...
The federal government made it clear again Monday that California will get no relief from education mandates that officials across the country consider a burden. The point was made as the U.S. Department of Education announced that it granted three more...
READER SUBMITTED: CREC's Metropolitan Learning Center In Bloomfield Ranked A Top 20 Connecticut High SchoolBloomfieldCREC's Metropolitan Learning Center for Global and International Studies was recently ranked 17th among the state's nearly 200 high schools reviewed by U.S. News and World Report. The school's rank also comes with a "Silver Award," placing it among the...
As the founder of KIPP Baltimore, which operates two high-performing public charter schools in the city, I am heartened and encouraged by our progress over the past six years under schools CEO Andrés Alonso. As I move to a new role as executive director...
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...
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....
ReutersBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE, May 14 (Reuters) - The Seattle public school system, facing a rebellion that stoked the national protest movement over standardized testing in U.S. public schools, is backing away from the contentious multiple-choice exam...
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...
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