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2008-08-30 21:00:19

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. Statewide, 73.4 percent of girls graduated in 2007 after four years of high school, compared with just 63.9 percent of the boys. The gender disparity cuts across racial and ethnic lines, but it is even more pronounced among blacks and Hispanics....

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By Neil Gonzales Reginald Brown harbored a bad attitude toward school and teachers -- even distrust. "I wasn't paying attention in class and doing my homework," he said. "I thought, 'What is this going to do for me?' I felt (teachers) were out to fail me." His home situation didn't help. His parents divorced and were mostly absent from his life, leaving his grandparents to raise him. The result? "I was struggling for a while in school," Reginald said. But things started to turn around...

2008-08-29 12:01:09

By Neil Gonzales San Mateo County high schools continue to show high graduation rates but not as impressive as in years past. Using a new system for tracking students, a report released Tuesday by the state Department of Education revealed that local high schools produced a graduation rate of 87.1 percent, based on the 2006-07 academic year. In previous years, less-accurate methods overestimated graduation rates statewide. Still, the county's rate is higher than the state's 79.5...

2008-08-27 21:00:35

By ISOLDE RAFTERY Seven years after President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law, the academic gap among students of different races and incomes persists. The law demanded that school districts test their students every year and that those scores be made public. Clark County is no exception to the achievement gap trend, evidenced by the state test scores released Tuesday. "For all districts, the achievement gap is one of our biggest challenges," said Susan Enfield,...

2008-08-26 12:01:18

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Leah Harris of Pennsylvania Department of Education, +1- 717-783-9802 PA Students Taking Test Slightly Improve Scores in All Areas HARRISBURG,Pa.,Aug. 26/PRNewswire-USNewswire/--Secretary of Education Gerald L. Zahorchak said today that although Pennsylvanias student performance on the 2008 SAT exam slightly increased in all tested areas, there is more to do to keep high school students engaged and challenged through more rigorous curriculum and clear...

2008-08-20 09:01:16

By Wendy Leung The unveiling of state testing results Thursday showed area students maintained or improved their academic proficiencies, allowing many schools to begin the semester on a positive note. Results of the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program - which measured almost 5million California students on grades 2 through 11 in English language arts, math, science and social science - also showed statewide gains. "It's a clear signal, by any definition, that public education in...

2008-08-19 00:00:27

By George B. Sanchez Despite ongoing efforts to boost test scores and achievement, Los Angeles Unified students showed only slight gains in state results released Thursday and continued to lag below statewide averages. And more than two-thirds of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Latino and African-American students fell even further short in math and English standards, triggering renewed calls to end the "achievement gap" facing minority students. The LAUSD's Latinos and...

2008-08-14 12:00:46

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Michael Race of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, +1-717-783-9802 7 in 10 students Now Meeting State Standards; Under-Funded Districts, High Schools Major Areas of Concern HARRISBURG, Pa.,Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Student achievement in Pennsylvania continues to rise, as students have again exceeded the ever-increasing targets for math and reading in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, Education Secretary Gerald L. Zahorchak...

2008-07-30 12:00:00

By Kristofer Noceda, The Daily Review, Hayward, Calif. Jul. 30--Just over two-thirds of California's high school students earned a diploma during the 2006-07 school year, according to graduation rates released Tuesday by the state Department of Education. The new information is the latest installment of the "most accurate" data from the state, which uses a formula that relies on the Statewide Student Identifiers, or SSIDs, tracking system put in place two years ago. Earlier this...

2008-07-30 03:00:39

By Anonymous Experts cite need to grapple with underlying issues of race and retention. A recent report by the Washington, D.C-based Education sector, an independent education policy think tank, brought to light a little-discussed dimension of race and retention analysis. Documenting that there are 62 U.S. colleges and universities where the six-year graduation rates for Black undergraduate students have recently outpaced those of their White peers, the report authored by Education sector...