Student & School Performance

Summer camps and tutoring are popular, but holding students back because of a test score is not
Students from nearly every demographic group saw higher rates, though some gaps among groups widened.
Tutoring and preschool, not holding kids back, will help address Michigan’s literacy struggles, state superintendent tells lawmakers
M.S. 51 principal Neal Singh will leave to work for District 15’s superintendent. Pui-Lam (Jack) Chan, from New Utrecht High School, will take over on Feb. 1 as interim principal.
After a vote of no confidence in M.S. 51 principal Neal Singh, more than 40 teachers signed a grievance alleging a pattern of harassment of union members, the largest such grievance in union history, officials said.
Chicago and other districts are adopting a University of Chicago questionnaire that asks students about learning conditions in their classrooms.
During Wednesday’s State of the State address, Whitmer is expected to ask for supplemental funding for individualized instruction.
A new partnership between Newark and the Devils Youth Foundation aims to raise attendance in four high schools.
Data obtained by Chalkbeat suggests that the temporary policy change — first canceling the English Regents and then not requiring a passing score to graduate — made it easier for English language learners to earn their diplomas.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposals showed a deeper commitment to addressing how the pandemic impacted students both academically and mentally.
The Education Trust-Midwest report offers recommendations for improving academic performance in Michigan schools
Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men was among Detroit’s numerous alternative schools, created in the 1980s as a solution to poor grades and attendance among some of the city’s youth.
Policymakers and advocates are offering some clues for what new requirements should look like, including alternatives to the Regents exams, removing the exams as a requirement, or even creating another type of exit exam.
Polis proposes in 2023-24 providing free training for jobs in education, health care, and construction trades.
Advocates say they will push for solutions to issues that have become more pressing during the pandemic, including funding, hiring challenges, and student mental health.
The bigger objective of improving pre-K: Containing the pandemic’s long-term impact on children and their education in Tennessee’s largest school district.
This final phase-in of Foundation Aid money “happens to occur in a year with the highest inflation rate since the formula began,” state education department officials said.
Across student groups statewide, math scores took a greater hit than literacy scores between 2019 and 2022.
The challenge is meant to complement classroom instruction by helping students grow their love of learning, Superintendent Watlington said, while they practice literacy skills at home like vocabulary and reading comprehension.
Los líderes de Adams 14 están luchando contra la intervención del estado. Al mismo tiempo, dicen que están trabajando para mejorar la educación.
“There are areas where we can evolve and do better,” said the head of the Colorado Association of School Executives. “We need an accountability system that incentivizes innovation.”
Nonprofit giant becomes an influential force in early childhood workforce training
“The debate over Denver’s reforms, as I’ve seen in the political arena, has been extremely heated but is not often grounded in facts,” author of Denver schools study said.
Colorado’s school rating system accurately identifies low-performing schools and helps them improve, an audit of the accountability system finds.
New York’s Board of Regents requested $1 million to hire researchers and get feedback from the public on how they should change Foundation Aid for the 2024-2025 school year.
For New York City’s nearly 30,000 students in shelters, getting to school is often a problem. Advocates are calling for an inter-agency task force focused on reducing chronic absenteeism among homeless kids.
CEO Pedro Martinez, who started last September, has led the district through a tumultuous return to in-person learning that included a rocky COVID-19 testing roll out and showdown with the teachers union.
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