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Colleges Err in Placing Many on Remedial Track, Studies Find NYT: More than a quarter of students in remedial classes could have passed college-level courses, according to reviews of data from both urban and statewide community college systems.
House Panel Gives Partisan Approval to ESEA Bills Politics K12: On a partisan vote, the House Education and the Workforce Committee today gave its stamp of approval to GOP-backed legislation reauthorizing portions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Adelanto parent-trigger supporters claim fraud LAT: Parents seeking to improve Desert Trails Elementary say opponents altered documents in an effort to defeat the petition to force change at the campus.
Negotiators Deadlock Over TEACH Eligibility TeacherBeat: States must identify "high quality" programs for the purpose of TEACH, and the Education Department has also proposed making that label the top tier of a four-tiered system states would be required to use to classify their own programs under Title II of the Higher Education Act.
Henderson calls for national standards to guide probes of cheating Washington Post: D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson called Tuesday for national standards to guide educators in investigating claims of cheating on standardized tests, contending that without them, school districts will continue to be second-guessed in their efforts to probe and punish such misconduct.
School shootings and where students got their guns Associated Press: A list of some school shootings and where authorities believe the students obtained guns.
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Maryland school board moves to limit student suspensions Washington Post: The Maryland State Board of Education moved Tuesday to cut the number of students suspended from school, saying that such punishment is used too often for nonviolent offenses and that too much class time gets lost.
City Pushes Ahead on Plan to Close, Then Reopen 33 Schools NYT: The New York City Education Department has set in motion its plan to restore federal grants to 33 struggling schools. On Tuesday, it released proposals to close eight of those schools, replace half of their staff, then reopen them under new names, all in a bid to bypass a required teacher evaluation system, which should have been in place by Dec. 31.
Bullied Teen Sues High School, Coach For Failing To Intercede HuffPost: The family of a former student at Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Ill. has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against her basketball coach, and the school, for failing to intervene in the intense bullying they say gave their daughter post-traumatic stress disorder.
Arts programs help students improve in all areas, group says Chicago Tribune: Arts programming was a factor leading to improved standardized test scores at three schools in Chicago over three years, according to a report released today by the educational arts non-profit Changing Worlds and Loyola University.
Performance Ratings for Charter School Teachers Are Made Public NYT: The city fulfilled a court order on Tuesday to make teacher evaluation data public by releasing its last batch of performance ratings, this time for 217 city school teachers and 50 special education teachers.