Top researchers studying new "value added" or "growth index" models for measuring a teacher's contribution to student achievement completely agree on one thing: These methods should be used in staff-evaluation systems with more caution than they have been so far.
One of the nation's top education prizes was won by the Miami-Dade County
Public Schools for its dramatic gains in achievements by black and Hispanic
students and for raising academic standards across the board.
Colo. Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia visited the Pueblo Monday to praise a training program that will hopefully bring and help retain teachers in classrooms across the San Luis Valley.
A dozen Midland, Texas, Hispanic leaders are opposing a $163-million elementary schools bond proposition.
Apollo Group Inc. said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income
tumbled 60 percent, hurt by higher costs and declining enrollment at the
University of Phoenix. To cope, the for-profit education company plans to
close 115 of the university's mostly smaller locations, a move that will
affect 13,000 students.
Twitter, the 140-character chat site where celebrities can talk to their fans, has become a format that is improving student learning, a U.S. researcher says.
An online school is expanding Hamilton students' technology knowledge and helping teachers provide more specific remediation.
Several Ohio college admissions officials say minority groups, including blacks, Latinos and American Indians, remain underrepresented on their campuses.
In 2003 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of race as a consideration in admissions at U-M law school, but threw out the undergraduate admissions system that awarded extra points to Hispanics and other minority students.
Hispanic and African-Americans in Texas public schools made the largest gains on their Advanced Placement test performance last school year, the Texas Education Agency announced Tuesday.
Florida is setting different goals for reading improvements among its students -- based on race and ethnicity. By 2018, 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanic students, and 74 percent of black students are to be reading on grade level.
With all but four states having adopted them since 2010, districts have little choice but to implement the Common Core State Standards. But many private schools are also making the transition.
The Princeton Review has released its annual guides to law and business schools. The lists also include rankings based on student surveys.
A parent trigger law -- as portrayed in the movie "Won't Back Down" -- may
be on the horizon for Oklahoma.
At Esperanza Academy, which serves 750 students in N. Philadelphia, about 17 percent of the majority-Hispanic student body speaks English as a second language.