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Earlier this week, the 2010 NAEP U.S. History results were released for our 4th, 8th, and 12th graders. Overall, the results were not very encouraging especially at the 12th grade level. Our 8th graders have made some progress over the past decade but overall scores at the 4th and 12th grade levels...
Over at the Flypaper Mike Petrilli claimed that Charter Start-Ups are 4-Times as Likely to Succeed than District Turnarounds* (Note Big Asterisk). He bases this claim on an analysis Dr. David Stuit conducted for the Fordham Institute. Although Petrilli was transparent about the fact that the...
This morning Education Week released their annual Diploma Counts special edition, which showed that more students nationwide are graduating high school now than at any time since the 1980’s. After seeing rates decline the previous two school years, graduation rates made significant gains...
NSBA’s Center for Public Education was ahead of its time. When they released their “Better Late than Never” report few policymakers especially at the state and federal levels, talked about giving credit to schools for those students who took longer than four years to graduate high...
Looking for a real world experience conducting education research this summer? Then look no further. NSBA’s Center for Public Education (The Center) seeks an intern to work closely with the Center’s senior policy analyst in conducting education policy research. The Center is a national resource for...
If you try to keep up with whether teachers should be evaluated based on their students’ performance by using value-added models your head is probably spinning from all the conflicting conclusions. On one hand, researchers say value-added results are too imprecise to accurately evaluate teachers....
The Concord Monitor had a great commentary piece in their Sunday paper titled, “Education reform is failing kids” and noted, “The Obama administration wants to reform No Child Left Behind. Reform, however, is not what this act needs. NCLB should be abolished.” NSBA is...
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation has announced that it is spearheading a “Let’s Move! Flash Workout” featuring 16-time Grammy Award winner Beyoncé to demonstrate support for First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative...
NSBA is showcasing the Newport News Public Schools in Virginia as one of our Technology Leadership Network site visits this April. They are truly using technology to transform “business as usual”…take a peek at their video! To register, visit: www.nsba.org/tlnsitevisitsNSBA is...
The American Council on Education (ACE) and Pearson announced they will partner together to develop a new computer-based GED test, aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Nearly 800,000 GED Tests are taken each year, and in 2009, more than 470,000 individuals were awarded their high school...