Amelia Hamilton was a former education correspondent.

Changes ahead for Tennessee turnaround district

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments


Changes are ahead for Tennessee’s Achievement School District as, prompted by a new federal law, the state changes the way low-performing schools are handled. Proposed changes would reduce the flexibility the ASD has in taking over schools, and local districts would have more time to turn schools around before a takeover. The number of schools eligible for […]

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School for the dyslexic moving forward on Staten Island

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  Education Blog, New York  /  No Comments

Staten Island Borough President James Oddo said he is assembling a team to move forward with a school that will serve dyslexic students. “I am committed to advocating for these families and fighting for more educational programming that addresses the specific needs of children with dyslexia,” he said. It could take up to two years for […]

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All-girls school works to prepare young women to lead

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  Education Blog, New York  /  No Comments

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The Young Women’s Leadership School in Astoria, N.Y., teaches girls in grades six through 12 to be the leaders of tomorrow.

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Grading the graders: It shouldn’t be this hard

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State report cards are a way for citizens to find out how their states stack up. But when the data is confusing or hard to find, it doesn’t do much good. The Data Quality Campaign looked at report cards for every state and the District of Columbia to determine if the information is accessible and understandable […]

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Five developments in Ohio education

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  Education Blog, Ohio  /  No Comments

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As 2016 draws to a close, the Thomas Fordham Institute decided to share five interesting developments in Ohio education policy to wrap up the year. The piece, written by Ohio Research Director Aaron Churchill, includes ESSA accountability, more data accessibility, and open enrollment. Read more here.

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Colorado school recognized for closing achievement gap

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Wildflower Elementary School in Colorado Springs has been recognized as a 2016 National Title 1 Distinguished School.

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