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2009-02-24 17:31:00

University of Notre Dame Study States Negative Impact on U.S. Economy Due to Low Latino Education Achievement Levels NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- To ensure an expansion of the U.S. economy and to better serve the rapidly growing population of English Language Learners (ELL), EdisonLearning will host a symposium designed to explore successful approaches and address achievement gap challenges -- Symposium: ELL-How Students Learn to Achieve -- in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 26....

2008-10-10 03:00:26

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 Slightly more than half of Roanoke students graduated on time with a standard or advanced high school diploma this spring, according to new information released Wednesday by the Virginia Department of Education. This is the first year that state officials have released data under the more accurate cohort method of calculating graduation rates. It shows that 51.6 percent of the city's high school seniors graduated in four years with...

2008-10-08 03:00:22

By Cholewa, Blaire West-Olatunji, Cirecie School counselors and educators tend to focus on the symptoms of cultural discontinuity and often view these symptoms as root causes for underachievement. In this article we use an ecosystemic paradigm to explore the relationship among cultural discontinuity, psychological distress, and academic achievement. Recommendations include ways in which school counselors can use macrosystemic interventions to forge partnerships between low-income,...

2008-10-08 03:00:22

By Sink, Christopher A Akos, Patrick; Turnbull, Rebecca J; Mvududu, Nyaradzo Student achievement was compared between Washington State middle schools with comprehensive school counseling programs (CSCPs) and those without. Statistically controlling for socioeconomic status, multivariate analyses of covariance revealed minimal differences between students in CSCP and non-CSCP schools. Significant score differences emerged, however, for students attending schools with at least 5 years of CSCP...

2008-09-26 21:00:25

By Melissa Pamer Dropout Report There were fewer public high school dropouts at most South Bay school districts than was recently reported by state education officials, according to revised data released this week. The statewide dropout rate fell to 21.5 percent from the 24.2 percent reported two months ago, state schools Superintendent Jack O'Connell said Thursday. "To see a reduction of about 3 percent is clearly a step in the right direction," O'Connell said. "But, that said, it's...

2008-09-26 03:00:29

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). The outcome of those elections might create significant political shirts that would affect any new version of the widely criticized federal...

2008-09-22 08:15:00

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. But its "blame and shame" message -- while easy to reduce to a headline -- ignores more complex realities and does little to advance that common agenda. Middle schools get unprepared students from elementary schools. High...

2008-09-20 15:00:39

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. Joseph Public Schools are among those that will begin next Monday, Aug. 25. It doesn't matter either way. Whether the first day of classes still awaits or whether it recently has come and gone, there is still time for fathers...

2008-09-12 06:00:31

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. John McCain said in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. They are both right. Much to O'Connell's credit, California is making some limited progress in closing the gap as measured by the state's high school exit exam. But much...

2008-09-10 06:00:24

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. Also statewide, 90.2 percent of students in the class of 2008 have passed the exit exam, which tests students in sophomore-level English and eighth-grade math. The overall percentage of students who have passed both sections of the exam, broken down by...


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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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