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Change of SubjectUPDATED FRIDAY An archive of stories/analysis about Jean-Claude Brizard, Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's choice to run the Chicago Public Schools. To those who are concerned that this set of links is too skewed toward negative and hostile coverage of...
GLENDALE — Teachers at Glendale Unified no longer have to include student scores on standardized tests in their professional evaluations after an arbitrator ruled that the practice was not included in their agreement with the district. At stake...
Column's headlines inspire him The titles of Dr. Joe Puglia's columns catch my eye. A few years ago he wrote of his boyhood nun, Sr. Jean, and it reminded me of my 8th-grade nun Sr. Jean Dolores. Dr. Joe's article spurred me to communicate with her and...
Standardized tests are synonymous with stress, but they don't have to be. The following tips can reduce tension on test day: 1. Prepare your child on test day. Teachers say students who struggle the most on testing days are those who don't eat a good...
Tags: School Examinations, Education
FOX 5 San Diego ReporterWeeks before students in San Diego head back to school, educators have something to celebrate. Results for the 2009 Standardized Testing and Reporting or Star Program were released Tuesday. Scores across the state rose again this year. "I am pleased to...
The Associated PressCalifornia students made solid gains on standardized tests for English and math over the past year, but made little progress in narrowing the achievement gap between racial groups, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Education....
The FCAT is a bit of a mess right now. The scores came late. They may be wrong. And the company that taxpayers pay $254 million to run the thing can't seem to do its job right. Maybe now's a good time to reconsider whether Florida should make this...
Loyola College's Jesuit tradition calls for it to serve students who did not start with every economic, social or geographic advantage. Widespread research, meanwhile, shows that standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT favor those from privileged...
Staff reporterNEW ORLEANS (AP) - The goals set more than a decade ago weren't lofty: After 10 years under accountability policies holding schools to higher standards of student performance, students in Louisiana's would, on average, perform at a "basic" level on...
A Sunday Los Angeles Times article has sparked debate across California about whether teachers should be evaluated based on their students' test scores. The article collected data over a seven-year span and analyzed more than 6,000 elementary school...
Special to the TribuneWhen Linda Reineke sits on the deck of her top-floor condominium overlooking the Fox River, she sees turtles, foxes and raccoons. Once she leaves her condo, she is just steps from bike and running paths along the river. As one of the homeowners in a new...
South Florida ParentingWhat parent hasn't heard their child complain of a stomachache, headache or just generally not feeling well on a school morning, only to learn later that there was more to these physical symptoms than Tylenol or Pepto-Bismol could cure? Though the...
Tags: Coconut Creek, Examinations, Symptoms, Stress, Jack Gordon
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Jul 17, 2010 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
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Dec 19, 2008 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Feb 19, 2007 |Story| South Florida Entertainment
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