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June 1, 2012
Graduation Rates on ELLs a Mystery
Across the country, high school graduation rates are bemoaned with regularity. But many states and districts aren’t even tracking the rate for the ...
June 1, 2012
Increasing the Effectiveness & Efficiency of Existing Public Investments in Early Childhood Education
Although studies have shown these full-day classes can greatly improve children’s test scores, looming cuts to education funding have put many of these pre-k ...
May 29, 2012
Freedom to Succeed: How Using School Choice Can Help Narrow the Achievement Gap
Lindsey M. Burke, the Will Skillman Fellow in education at The Heritage Foundation, asserts in this commentary that providing educational control to families through ...
May 27, 2012
Tampa's Middleton High Works to Bridge Gap in Classroom
Middleton Middle School draws from some of Tampa's poorest and toughest neighborhoods. The disparity in skill levels, from traditional students who are ...
May 22, 2012
A Report Card on America’s Children
Schools will be releasing final grades for students soon. But how would you grade your schools? Student test scores from the federal government let us judge school ...
May 21, 2012
Providing Greater Opportunities for Deeper Learning in NCLB Waivers
The eleven state applications approved by the federal government for waivers under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act vary in the degree to which “deeper ...
May 21, 2012
1,000 Schools That Made the Grade: America's Best High Schools
Good news: despite shrunken state coffers, the quality of public schools is by many measures improving. Who is leading the charge? Check out this year's ...
May 17, 2012
Grant Nomination Alert: Outstanding Young Educator Award
ASCD, an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner, is accepting nominations for the 2013 ...
May 15, 2012
Latest Round of NCLB Waiver Bids Critiqued
The Department of Education is pressing the second batch of states seeking No Child Left Behind waivers to include in their applications more ambitious goals for ...
May 14, 2012
Next Class of Teachers Enters Changing Profession
Indiana is among several states across the country that have changed the way they evaluate, pay and retain teachers. The changes are controversial, but advocates say ...
May 11, 2012
Ten Steps in the Right Direction: How Feds Can Strengthen Public Education
Nothing is simple in the process of strengthening our national approach to public education. These ten steps, however, provide a framework for invigorating our ...
May 11, 2012
Measuring What Counts
NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly advises educators and education policymakers to consider qualitative, as well as quantitative, data in assessing both student ...
May 10, 2012
The Perfectly Dismal Storm: The Struggles of Young Men in the United States
Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, contends that targeted and effective efforts are needed to ...
April 30, 2012
Jon Bon Jovi Sparks Action Across America
An alarming 6.7 million young people are out of school or unemployed. To encourage young people to submit ideas about how to stimulate job creation, musician and ...
April 18, 2012
Youth Voices: Is College for Me?
"I always wanted to go to college, but didn’t think I was 'good enough.' My high school years were rocky. I was asked to leave my first ...
April 16, 2012
Department of Education: College Scorecard & Transparency Center
The U.S. Department of Education released an interactive College Scorecard, which provides students and families the critical ...
April 16, 2012
Sen. Dick Durbin Fights For Millennials With Smart Student Debt Bill
Senator Dick Durbin held a hearing on in March 2012 to highlight America’s education lending problem and advocate his proposed legislation, the Fairness for ...
April 12, 2012
The SparkOpportunity Challenge: Jon Bon Jovi Wants to Hear Your Ideas!
The SparkOpportunity Challenge is a cutting-edge crowd sourcing competition, designed to spotlight and celebrate the best new ideas from young people of all walks of ...
April 11, 2012
Youth Voices: How Schools Are Killing Creativity
14-year-old Line Daille says she's not an expert in school, but she has an un unflattering point of view on education because "it is destroying ...
April 9, 2012
College Access: From the Inside Out
Written by students in East Nashville, TN this report examines barriers to college access from the perspective of the students themselves. Barriers identified include ...
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