(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.CONTINUE READING
(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.CONTINUE READING
(Calif.) As many in the education community celebrated the recent adoption of California’s first computer science standards, at least one school leader who helped develop a plan for improving computer literacy, has expressed doubts that many teachers will be able to work the new standards in with everything else required in today’s classroom.
(Calif.) A cumbersome and unorganized data management system continues to crimp the ability of policymakers to answer even basic questions about the performance of California’s 10,000 schools, according to a report released today by a team of scholars affiliated with Stanford University.
(District of Columbia) The $250 million preschool grant program, one of the few initiatives of the Obama administration not yet reversed by President Donald Trump, will begin again accepting applications starting Friday.
(Calif.) The recent alarm over the potential spread of fake news has prompted two California lawmakers to call for media literacy education in schools, as evidence shows that many children and some adults are largely unable to distinguish between fact and fiction online.
(Calif.) With the state’s fiscal outlook as good as it has been perhaps in a decade, and now with Democrats holding a supermajority in both houses of the Legislature, some within the education community might have thought a conversation over the adequacy of school funding would finally happen.
(Calif.) The California State Board of Education struggled at their November meeting to find a just route in arbitrating a small school district’s request to waive–for a fourth time–professional certification requirements of an educational interpreter.
(N.M.) As schools across the country report increases in bullying and harassment based on immigration status, Santa Fe Public Schools has announced a Student Support Helpline where families can access resources.