Student & School Performance

Up to $60 million is for the state Department of Education to increase the number of instructional coaches who specialize in phonics-based literacy in elementary schools.
Officials and providers alike describe the expansion as largely successful, but providers have pointed to a few problems to work out for the future.
This was the first year Colorado gave the full suite of CMAS tests since 2019. See how your school and district did here.
Student enrollment has big implications for public schools, and declines can lead to less funding and school closures or mergers.
Over 100,000 Memphis-Shelby County Schools students and 6,000 teachers will return to classrooms on Monday. But the superintendent remains on leave.
Stimulus dollars were previously not allowed to cover teacher salaries, but officials changed their tune amid a fight over budget cuts.
“We recognize this as a challenging labor market,” the director of the Everyone Graduates Center said. “We’re not sugarcoating that.”
The district calculates an on-track rate in order to get a sense of students’ ability to graduate before they reach the critical final years of high school.
Their tour is spotlighting learning programs funded through federal COVID relief measures
American students are slowly starting to regain academic ground lost during the pandemic. They’re still far behind.
Two parents and two teachers seek to invalidate the city budget, claiming that city officials failed to follow proper protocols before voting.
Nearly 17% of Memphis students in grades 3-12 performed at or above grade-level expectations in math and English
The during-school virtual tutoring will focus on K-2 literacy at the district’s low-performing schools emerging schools, but could expand to other grade levels.
Last year, I was lost. A different kind of curriculum helped me get back on track.
A read-aloud book started an experiment for a class in Saint Louis County, Missouri. Two years later, the benefits were more than just a tight-knit community.
Colorado laws require the state to intervene in low-performing school districts, and list reorganization as an option, but that had never been used before.
Chalkbeat created a lookup tool examining changes to Fair Student Funding, a major source of funding for schools.
Colorado’s State Board of Education asked Adams 14 to begin reorganizing, but in the meantime, asked the district to hire outside help to work on improvement plans.
The Colorado Department of Education is reviewing the two applications and will announce awards by July 1.
The board heard calls from teachers and members of the public for tighter safety standards in light of national and local incidents of weapons in schools and social media threats.
Twelve Memphians are competing for seats on the school board representing districts 1, 6, 8, and 9. What questions do you have for them?
Schools will see less money in new budget deal, but Mayor Eric Adams says they’re not cuts. Instead, he sees the funding as reflecting the decreased student population.
Students often do better in smaller classes, but there’s no agreement on exactly how much better.
As federal stimulus funding starts to wind down, school leaders are facing tough choices with declining budgets and enrollment.
The district appears to be doing much of what experts say is critical to the success of such programs. But can it be sustained?
Hispanic students’ high school graduation rate rose nearly 20 percentage points over the last decade in Colorado, but the pandemic threatens to erode hard-won gains.
La tasa de graduación hispana en Colorado aumentó casi 20 puntos porcentuales en comparación con la década anterior, pero la pandemia amenaza con reducir los avances alcanzados con mucho esfuerzo.
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