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05/21/2015
 
by Catherine Gewertz
May 21, 2015 
 
In the face of rising opposition to testing, the PARCC consortium has decided to carve 90 minutes off its 10- to 11-hour-long assessment, and shift the start of testing to later in the school year. 
 
The redesign of the test was apporved Wednesday in a unanimous phone-conference vote by the board of governors of the Partnership for Assessment Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
05/20/2015
 
by Liana Heitin
May 20, 2015

 

05/20/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler 
May 20, 2015
 
Some high-performing D.C.
05/19/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler
May 19, 2015
 
The D.C.
05/19/2015
 
by Natalie Wexler
May 19, 2015
 
For years, DC students have taken a set of standardized tests called the DC CAS in 3rd through 8th grade, and also in 10th. DC education officials have chosen a particular score on each test, called a cut or cut-off score that determines proficiency.
05/19/2015
 
by Lyndsey Layton
May 19, 2015
 
The greatest barriers to school success for K-12 students have little to do with anything that goes on in the classroom, according to the nation’s top teachers: It is family stress, followed by poverty, and learning and psychological problems.
 
Those were the factors named in a survey of the 2015 state Teachers of the Year, top educators selected annually in every U.S.
05/18/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler
May 18, 2015
 
Most taxpayer-funded preschool programs in the District scored above targets for promoting social and emotional development and maximizing student learning time, and below targets for providing instructional supports to students, according to a new report released by the Office of the State Superintendent for Education.
 
The report, which evaluated programs during the 2013-2014 school year, is the first to use a common tool to measure the qual
05/15/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler
May 15, 2015
 
D.C. Public Schools will launch a career academy for aspiring police officers at Anacostia High School in August 2016, offering mentors, paid internships and specialized courses for the students.
 
Graduates from the program will be able to enter the Cadet Academy at the Metropolitan Police Department, which allows them to work part-time while attending college for free.
05/15/2015
 
by Natalie Wexler
May 15, 2015
05/14/2015
 
by Daniel Sernovitz
May 14, 2015
 
The Academy of Construction and Design is winding down its final academic year at the Cardozo Education Campus, but despite rumors that surfaced late last year that it was closing for good, the District-based pipeline for future construction workers is sticking around.
 
The decade-old academy, established to encourage high school students to cons
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