(N.Y.) A 5,800-student district on the state’s western border plans to open the school year with a new communication tool in place for its older pupils – their own school email accounts.CONTINUE READING
(Calif.) Two years ago, House Republicans insisted that states be given more control over the nation’s primary program for turning around persistently under-performing schools –this week, California officials will be taking advantage of that option.CONTINUE READING
(Calif.) Elementary and middle schools would be expected to maintain an average student attendance rate of 93 percent for federal accountability purposes, under a plan set to come before the California State Board of Education next week.
(N.Y.) High-stakes teacher evaluations have not been shown to improve student achievement and may even be detrimental to student success, according to a recent study.
(D.C.) States will no longer be allowed to assess students with disabilities using tests based on modified achievement standards under a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Education.
(Calif.) Amid much uncertainty, some of the state’s most severely disabled students begin field testing an alternate academic performance assessment aligned to the Common Core this spring.
(Tenn.) As the cost and challenge of preparing college-ready students escalates and puts new burdens on higher education – one lawmaker is proposing that districts should pay for remedial courses high school graduates must take in college.
(Calif.) A newly-created state agency whose role in overseeing school accountability and performance may prove critical in years to come is set to hold its first meeting today with the adoption of bylaws and consideration of staff.
(Calif.) A comprehensive, real-time student survey is providing school administrators with valid data that helps them incorporate broad-based pupil perspective into policies and programs -- something researchers say is connected to improved academic outcomes.