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2008-07-09 06:00:32

By Nirvi Shah, The Miami Herald Jul. 9--Only about a third of schools in South Florida and a quarter statewide met federal government standards for student performance, the state Department of Education said Tuesday. That is fewer than in 2007. For nearly 400 schools across the state, this is the fifth or sixth year of missing the standards, and each year the penalties for missing them escalate, as do the law's requirements. The federal law uses the reading and math sections of the...

2008-07-03 21:00:18

The first day of the new school year, Ms. Briggs, a sixth-grade math teacher, looks around the room sizing up this season's crop of youngsters. Most of them wear hopeful expressions inspired by a new day and a fresh start. The teacher, too, has high hopes for the success of her charges. The second day of the new school year, Ms. Briggs administers a diagnostic test to assess her students' mastery of basic skills. Though she just met these kids, she can read their scores with amazing...

2008-07-01 18:00:23

By ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. - More math, please. A large majority of Americans think schools are placing too much emphasis on the wrong subjects, and more than half think they're doing just a fair job in preparing children for the work force or giving them the practical skills they need to survive as adults, according to an Associated Press poll released today. So what do people think the schools should focus on? More than a third said math. English was a distant second, at...

2008-07-01 15:00:45

By NANCY ZUCKERBROD; TREVOR TOMPSON WASHINGTON -- It's not much of a report card. Half of Americans say U.S. schools are doing only a fair to poor job preparing kids for college and the work force. Even more feel that way about the skills kids need to survive as adults, an Associated Press poll released Friday finds. "A lot of kids, when they get out school, are kind of lost," said Jamie Norton, a firefighter in Gridley, Calif. "When you get out of high school, what are you educated...

2008-06-30 21:02:35

By Nancy Zuckerbrod; Trevor Tompson WASHINGTON - It's not much of a report card. Half of Americans say U.S. schools are doing only a fair to poor job preparing kids for college and the work force. Even more feel that way about the skills kids need to survive as adults, an Associated Press poll released Friday finds. "A lot of kids, when they get out school, are kind of lost," said Jamie Norton, a firefighter in Gridley, Calif. "When you get out of high school, what are you educated to...

2008-06-26 21:02:30

By Barbara O'Brien Children in Western New York, like those around the state, generally have improved in math and English this year, according to test scores released Monday by New York State. Results improved overall, with 81 percent of pupils statewide achieving the math standards, compared to 73 percent last year, State Education Commissioner Richard Mills said. English scores also improved, with 69 percent of pupils achieving the state's learning standards, compared to 63 percent last...

2008-06-20 18:00:30

By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jun. 20--Oregon students will have to pass state reading, math and writing tests, or prove they have the equivalent skills, to get a high school diploma, beginning with this fall's freshmen. Thursday's unanimous decision by the Oregon Board of Education also requires students to give three speeches that meet state standards. The new requirements -- three years in the making -- will set off a scramble to make sure students know the...

2008-05-22 09:00:55

By JACK GILLUM; ANDREA RIVERA; GEORGE B SaNCHEZ; JAMAR YOUNGER STAR INVESTIGATION: SCHOOLS PROMOTE STUDENTS DESPITE WIDESPREAD FAILURE Taxpayers ultimately shoulder cost in terms of remedial ed, a work force with weak skills More than a quarter of middle and high schools in the Tucson area's largest districts are awarding passing grades students may not be earning, an Arizona Daily Star investigation found. The 10-month analysis of millions of student grades found dozens of schools in...

2008-04-02 03:00:46

By Skiba, Russell J Simmons, Ada B; Ritter, Shana; Gibb, Ashley C; Rausch, M Karega; Cuadrado, Jason; Chung, Choong-Geun ABSTRACT: Among the most-longstanding and intransigent issues in the field, the disproportionate representation of minority students in special education programs has its roots in a long history of educational segregation and discrimination. Although national estimates of disproportionality have been consistent over time, state and heal estimates may show varying patterns...

2007-12-29 03:00:20

By Springer, Robert Pugalee, David; Algozzine, Bob Abstract: In U.S. schools, students must pass statewide competency tests to graduate from high school. In this article, the authors summarize the development and testing of a program implemented to improve the skills of students failing to "make the grade" on these high-stakes tests. District personnel randomly assigned twenty-eight students who previously failed the math test to participate in an experimental (Arizona Instrument to Measure...


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