Student & School Performance

As of this fall, the city had planned to open 55,000 3-K seats, but 15,000 seats are currently unfilled.
The latest findings solidify a developing picture of schools struggling to support students who have fallen off track.
Newark Public Schools ranked itself high in this year’s state-required self-evaluation. In 2017, Newark’s evaluation was vital in the state’s decision to return local control to the school district.
Superintendent outlines plans to spend the billionaire’s gift on tutoring in literacy and math, pending board approval
Amid leadership turnover and controversy, Memphis-Shelby County Schools board Chair Althea Greene wants to keep the focus on students.
As the Memphis-Shelby County Schools board begins its superintendent search, the Memphis LIFT assembles a new task force to gather parent input.
Both candidates have received big donations from those who influence New York’s education world — helping to paint a clearer picture of who is hoping to have sway over school policy.
There are still many open questions about how both would approach policy for schools.
Facing a budget shortfall because of enrollment declines, Soundview Academy’s principal made an unusual request to students, staff and families: Would they help market the school?
Teachers don’t have enough time to teach the long list of current standards, proponents have argued, meaning students miss critical knowledge.
Gone by the wayside are reading programs that encourage children to figure out what a jumble of letters says by looking at the picture or using other clues to guess the word.
Researchers say remote learning may be just a “small piece” of what affected students’ academic performance during the pandemic.
The 2022 Illinois report card shows students have lost ground in math and reading due to pandemic disruptions
Of the city’s 478 middle schools, 59 will select at least some portion of next year’s incoming sixth graders based on their fourth grade marks. That’s down from 196 before the pandemic.
The share of students who were homeless has largely not budged even as public school enrollment has dipped by 9.5% since the pandemic.
Nearly 83% of students graduated in four years in 2022 and 88.8% of freshmen are on track to graduate, the district said Monday.
NAEP scores show Michigan’s longstanding gap between low-income students and affluent peers widened considerably
NAEP results show a drop in scores not just in Indiana but across the country.
The NAEP math decline represented Colorado students’ lowest scores in nearly two decades on the test known as the nation’s report card.
New Jersey fourth and eighth grade scores dropped on NAEP math and reading tests. The scores offer a comprehensive look at how students in the Garden State are doing after the pandemic.
Grim results come in spite of early pandemic investments in tutoring and summer learning
Chicago officials voice concerns about slipping NAEP results on the “nation’s report card,” but also highlight bright spots.
The results mirrored math trends seen across the country, with historic drops for fourth graders. But reading scores defied the national trend.
Educators have reported myriad challenges at the schools, including a shortage of Spanish-speaking staff.
Researchers say it will take years to catch up; individualized instruction accelerates gains
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