School Improvement Tag

Helping Military Students in the Classroom

In this Military Times piece, Military Families for High Standards examines how we can all help military-connected students achieve in the classroom. The article notes that there “are many resources for educators on best practices for how to create a welcoming learning environment for military...

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New York Releases List of Highest Achieving Schools in NYC

According to Chalkbeat, New York State has identified 277 New York City schools that are among the highest achieving in the Empire State. “The schools were marked as ‘top performing’ under the federal K-12 education law, Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. A total of...

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Leveraging Data to Partner with Parents in School Improvement

This DQC report notes that ESSA “requires states and districts to rate schools based on multiple data points (measures) that collectively comprise a state’s ‘accountability system,’” and that states “must use academic and non-academic measures, and are given flexibility on the design and weight of...

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Kentucky Looking to Change Accountability System Again?

According to Olivia Krauth at Insider Louisville, Kentucky’s school accountability system will soon change due to passage or recent legislation. “The state changed how it identifies schools for additional support last year in compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act,” and then “rolled out...

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Missouri Passes School Turnaround Legislation

Bobby Radford reports for the Daily Journal that the Missouri state legislature has passes the School Turnaround Act (HB 604), which would “provide more tools to better help meet the needs of students in under-performing schools.” The bill, which passed by significant majorities and will...

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Low-Performing Schools Under ESSA

Much of ESSA “deals with schools struggling to meet expectations,” reports Andrew Ujifusa in Education Week. “And we have new information concerning just how many of them are being tagged as needing improvement in the Every Student Succeeds Act era.” Ujifusa, notes however, there is a...

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More Than Two-Dozen New Mexico Schools Released from Oversight

Dillon Mullan reports for the Santa Fe New Mexican that the New Mexico Public Education Department announced recently that 27 public schools “have seen sufficient improvements in student achievement and graduation rates” that they no longer need to be under the “immediate oversight” of the...

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DC’s Ferebee at 100 Days

 In The 74, Carolyn Phenicie takes a look at the tenure of DC Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee at the 100-day mark. Looking back at his time as Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, Ferebee ponders if perhaps he pushed change too fast when coming into office....

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New Mexico Ditches A-F School Ratings

Cindy Long reports that New Mexico’s new Governor and Secretary of Education will “amend the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), scrap the A-F school grading system and replace the policy of labeling schools as ‘failing’ in favor of actually supporting schools in need and celebrating...

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National Urban League Releases ESSA Equity Ratings

On April 10, the National Urban League released a new ESSA equity review, which rates the ESSA plans of 36 states and DC based on a dozen equity metrics, Education Dive’s Jessica Campisi reports. Metrics including resources, educators, and struggling school supports and interventions, were assigned...

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