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By Neill, Monty With more pressing issues on its agenda and no consensus about how to proceed, Congress probably will delay until after this November's elections the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), a framework of standards, tests, and consequences initiated by the 1994 authorization of the Elementary and secondary Education Act (ESEA).
By Gerald N. Tirozzi The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is delighted to have Strong American Schools as a partner in promoting a common agenda of closing the achievement gap and ensuring that all students receive a high-quality education.
By Anonymous To fathers of school-age children throughout the Midland Empire: There is still time to do the right thing. While some schools have started classes for the fall, or will do so this morning, others will begin the new school year later in the month. St.
By editorial STATE SCHOOLS CHIEF Jack O'Connell called closing the educational achievement gap between black and Latino students and their white and Asian peers is "the civil rights challenge of our time." That sentiment echoes what Sen.
By Kimberly S Wetzel; Linh Tat Faced with the possibility of not receiving a diploma, more sophomores are passing a state-mandated high school exit exam, according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the state Department of Education.
By Doug Oakley BERKELEY -- Berkeley High School received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to boost learning of nonwhite students and develop new academic programs.
By Kimberly S Wetzel Some East Bay schools and school districts met state and federal achievement standards in 2008, while others stumbled, according to accountability data released today by the state Department of Education.
By Neil Gonzales Nearly one in four of the state's approximate 6 million students drop out of school, according to the most accurate-ever analysis of dropout data released Wednesday by the state Department of Education.
By Dana Hull They call it the "summer slide." As June slips into July and then into the dog days of August, many of the math skills, history lessons and new vocabulary words that students acquired during the school year slip without the routine of daily classes.
By Peter Simon Girls are graduating from high school in New York State at a much higher rate than boys, and educators are increasingly concerned that many young men will be left without a high school diploma or the ability to earn a living.
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