Carroll: Spending, but not learning

You wouldn't know it from Judge Sheila Rappaport's recent finding that Colorado schools are unconstitutionally underfunded, but money isn't everything in producing high-achieving students. In fact, it's not even the decisive factor. …

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Treasure Coast educators criticize Global Report Card findings

A new study by the nonprofit George W. Bush Institute claims American students are in the middle of the pack compared to their international peers.…

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Study: On global stage, Montgomery's students average in reading

Montgomery County schools fare well against other large districts in the U.S., but are middle-of-the-road when compared to international competition, particularly in reading, according to recently-released data.…

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Librarians Missing from NBC's Education Nation Summit

It was NBC's second annual Education Nation Summit, a two-day event that brought together 350 educators, policymakers, business leaders, parents, and students to talk about improving education--but one thing was clearly missing: the discussion of librarians.…

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Bush Institute education study shows suburban students lagging

A George W. Bush Policy Institute study finds that even students in sought-after suburban schools are not competing well with their international peers.…

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Study: Even Affluent Schools Lag in Math

For years American students have lagged behind their international peers but new research also found that even students in affluent school districts are considered mediocre when compared globally.…

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Your school district vs. the world: A think tank compares test scores

We often hear that Florida and U.S. students don't compare well to their peers internationally. But they don't take the same tests, or even test the same students, so how can you really tell?…

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On 'No Child', no going back: An architect of education reform says Obama's wobbly on accountability

It is certainly no secret that our nation's students are not achieving at the level they should. But here's a secret that seems to be well hidden: Our younger students...…

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Hold all schools accountable

In The Detroit News' story, 'No consensus on No Child Left Behind,' (March 24), a section was included that discussed the Obama administration's plan that tosses out the goal of all students being proficient by 2014 and instead focuses on all students graduating from high school prepared for a career and college. Annual testing would continue under his proposal, but the penalties for schools that don't meet benchmarks will be concentrated at the bottom 5 percent, leaving more flexibility with the states for the other 95 percent.…

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