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Fewer Students Being ‘Held Back’

The overall retention rate peaked in the 2004-05 school year and by 2009-10 it had fallen to almost half that.

01/21/2015

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High School Graduation May Require Citizenship Test

Students in North Dakota may have to pass the US Citizenship test as a graduation requirement if proposed legislation passes in January.

12/23/2014

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Most Teachers’ Salaries Grow Slowly

A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality looks at how teachers in the largest districts can maximize salaries. For most, it’s slowly.

12/22/2014

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Gauging Poverty And Academic Performance

Homelessness and other factors in a student’s environment are predictors of chronic absenteeism and low achievement.

12/03/2014

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Limiting Technology In Education

Benjamin Waldman, identified as a junior at a prep school in a letter to the editor in Education Week, asks “When does technology become too prevalent in education?”

12/02/2014

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New Survey Tracks America’s Kids After School

A new survey by the Afterschool Alliance chronicles how children spend the hours between 3 and 6pm – when they are largely unsupervised.

11/18/2014

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Students’ Character Counts As A Predictor Of Success

A new study from the Brookings Institution shows that character skills that improve performance can mean more to success than academic skills.

11/10/2014

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Smaller High Schools Improve Student Performance

In the past 15 years, many large high schools have been broken up into smaller units – and the students’ performance has improved.

11/03/2014

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Teachers’ Expectations Predict Student Success Rate

Students whose high school teachers had high expectations of them graduated from college much more often than those whose teachers had low expectations.

10/28/2014

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Rise In Year-Round Schools

Year-round schools are not new and lately there’s been a surge. A US Senator in Illinois is pushing for more.

10/22/2014

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Parents Struggle To Help Kids With Homework

In a recent survey, parents report not understanding their children’s homework material or that they were too busy to provide homework help.

10/09/2014

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Penn Surpasses Harvard In Measure Of Billionaire Alumni

PayScale has just released a “College Salary Report” that won’t affect many of us, but has special interest for Philadelphians.

10/06/2014

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Older Kindergarten Students May Have Advantage In High School And College

A new study finds the oldest children in their kindergarten class are more likely to pass advanced placement tests in high school.

09/29/2014

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Middle Schoolers Create Apps At Summer Camp

A summer camp for middle schoolers teaches them basic coding and sets up competitions for app development.

09/17/2014

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Lawmakers Repealing Common Core Standards

Common Core standards have been adopted by almost every state as a way of ensuring standards in schools nationwide. But now some states are doing an about face.

09/02/2014

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