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New York City Teacher-Training Programs Analyzed WSJ: The 12 programs, which trained more than 10,000 new city teachers between 2008 and 2012, were analyzed based on factors such as job-performance ratings and student improvement on state tests, as well as on whether graduates go on to teach at high-needs schools.
New York City Issues Teacher-Preparation Data TeacherBeat: Among the findings, the reports show that more than half the teachers hired from these 12 institutions were in highest-need license fields, such as special education, math, science, or English as a second language.
No solution yet as Philly schools deadline looms Philadelphia Enquirer: ANOTHER DAY, another news conference, and still no solution in sight for finding the $50 million the school district says it needs to open schools Sept. 9.
Lead poisoning's impact: Kids suspended more at school Gannett: Research out Tuesday finds that even children with just moderate levels of lead in their first three years of life are nearly three times as likely to be suspended from school by the time they're 9 or 10 as those whose blood-lead levels were below recent treatment thresholds.
Common Core hearing lasts nearly 6 hours as educators, public speak Mlive Kalamazoo: Education professor and researcher Diane Ravitch, testifying via videoconference, said that the state retained its sovereignty and the groups which have led the ..
Achievement gaps narrow slightly, but CO test scores stay mostly flat - mind the gap EdNews Colorado: About 57 percent are proficient or above in math, an increase of about a percentage point from 2012. Exactly 55 percent of students tested are writing at grade level, also an increase of one point over last year.
DCPS and union leaders strike collegial tone in welcoming new teachers Washington Post: Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Elizabeth Davis, the new Washington Teachers Union president, struck a collegial and cooperative tone Wednesday morning at an orientation for new D.C. Public Schools teachers.
Feeding kids when there’s no school lunch NBC News: During the school year, tens of millions of students get free or reduced-price meals at school. During the summer, when school is out, the kids still qualify but getting the food to those kids is a big challenge for communities across the country. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports from Santa Rosa, California.
For-profit Kaplan branches out with learning science projects Inside Higher Ed: The company’s higher education division, which began offering online degrees in 2001, makes most of its money with the largely online Kaplan University and other degree and certificate programs. Kaplan Higher Education kicked in slightly more than half the company’s $2.2 billion in revenue last year, according to a corporate filing. Test preparation and the international division were the other big draws.
Blended Learning Improves Test Scores: Study Information Week:A new study by the RAND Corporation and the Department of Education gives new credibility to the popular notion that blended learning -- a combination of traditional classroom methods with computer-mediated activities -- can improve students' test scores. via Politico.
Horace Mann Board Members Resign After Disagreements in Abuse Case WSJ: Former Members Wanted to Be More Generous With Victims.