Continued improvement in Mississippi test scores

(Miss.) For a third straight year, the performance of Mississippi K-12 students on statewide assessments improved even after moving to more rigorous content standards.

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School calendar change boosts attendance and achievement

(Alaska) In a state with one of the highest rates of chronic absenteeism in the country, one school district’s move to adjust the school calendar to align with student lifestyles has led to a spike in attendance and academic achievement.

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