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Academic Progress

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  • Three city schools to extend day by three hours

    Three Baltimore schools have extended their school day by three hours, using a national program that has boosted achievement in other urban districts and has been hailed as a way to make American students competitive in the 21st century. Hilton...
  • Large number of city teachers receive unsatisfactory evaluations

    A significant number of Baltimore teachers — in some schools as many as 60 percent of the staff — have received unsatisfactory ratings on their midyear evaluations as the system moves to implement a pay-for-performance contract that's...
  • Maryland schools test evaluating teachers on student performance

    Maryland schools are moving closer to overhauling the way that they evaluate teachers, putting more emphasis on student performance and test scores. The new evaluation system is currently being tested in Baltimore City and six counties, and will be...
  • Stripping the stigma from student homelessness

    Jessica Anderson's report on the rising number of homeless students in Maryland highlights a problem that has remained off the radar of many policymakers, school staff and the public ("State's student homeless population doubles," Jan. 22). As advocates,...
  • Great teachers, as measured by test scores -- and changed lives

     
    Teachers and test scores matter. Teachers who are effective at raising student scores on those annual tests appear to have a much bigger effect on students' lives than just a number on a piece of paper....
  • Kanye West: Picking up where Steve Jobs left off -- only better?

     
    Kanye West has big plans for his new design company, Donda. Kanye West used his Twitter feed to explain to fans everything he hopes to accomplish with the new company....
  • Gov. Scott plans to rank school districts by FCAT scores, it seems

     
    The state is expected to release new, school district rankings tomorrow morning. These are to be based on FCAT scores, it seems. The Florida Department of Education released a brief media advisory Friday eveningĀ , saying the rankings would be discussed at...
  • Florida (with B grade) leads states in teacher-quality survey

     
    Teacher quality: Seven states that toughened how they deal with teachers earned the top grades this year in an annual survey by the National Council on Teacher Quality....
  • School Flight Part 1: Why Mesa Verde families transfer out

    School Flight Part 1: Why Mesa Verde families transfer out
    First of three parts. COSTA MESA — As he tours Mesa Verde with prospective home buyers, Realtor Larry Weichman boasts of the neighborhood country club's heated swimming pool and acclaimed golf pro. But when clients ask about the public schools,...
  • Community Commentary: Test scores not the only decider

    The ongoing SAT cheating scandal, where 20 former high school students from a wealthy Long Island community allegedly accepted money to impersonate current high school students for the purposes of taking the test for them, has cast a bright spotlight on...
  • Clark gets another Blue Ribbon nomination

    Clark gets another Blue Ribbon nomination
    Clark Magnet High School was one of 35 California schools nominated Tuesday for the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, widely recognized as a gold standard in public education. The school will have to wait until September to learn if it will...
  • Due to testing error, Pasadena school to lose Blue Ribbon nomination

    Due to testing error, Pasadena school to lose Blue Ribbon nomination
    Roosevelt Elementary School in Pasadena is expected to have its federal Blue Ribbon nomination rescinded due to an administrative test-taking error that was reported in October, officials said. Roosevelt Elementary would have been the nearest school to...