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Perfect Attendance Awards Should Not Exist

Perfect Attendance Awards Should Not Exist Achieving perfect attendance isn’t an equitable or desirable way to measure a child’s intelligence or educational experience. By Mia Carella Perfect attendance awards should not exist. There. I said it. Since I became the parent of a child with disabilities and medical issues, I have been critical of school reward systems in general. I don’t think report…

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Benjamin Franklin Elementary’s Math

Benjamin Franklin Elementary’s Math By: Sarah Mervosh MERIDEN, Conn. — It’s just after lunchtime, and Dori Montano’s fifth-grade math class is running on a firm schedule. In one corner of the classroom, Ms. Montano huddles with a small group of students, working through a lesson about place value: Is 23.4 or 2.34 the bigger number? Nearby, other students collaborate to…

Student Test Scores Show Steady Improvement

Student Test Scores Show Steady Improvement Do you think our schools are worse than ever? You’re wrong. Pandemic was bad, but last half century shows steady improvement, particularly in math By Jay Mathews Pessimism about American public schools runs deep, particularly with the latest federal sampling tests showing a sharp drop in achievement among 9-year-olds because of the pandemic. That does…

How Ivonne Arguijo’s Public School Programs Help Hispanic Students

How Ivonne Arguijo’s Public School Programs Help Hispanic Students By Astrid Kayembe Ivonne Arguijo has spent her career working to better the lives of Hispanic children and their families in the Memphis area. She’s a key local leader in a unique program – an ongoing effort in cooperation with the Mexican consulate to provide education to Spanish-speaking teens and adults. …

“Rebuilding Stronger:” District Unveils Plan For IPS Schools

“Rebuilding Stronger:” District Unveils Plan For IPS Schools By Caroline Beck Indianapolis Public School’s Superintendent Alessia Johnson released the final draft of the “Rebuilding Stronger” plan on Tuesday night which proposes major district changes including closing certain schools and rebuilding others. Johnson gave the announcement during her state of the district address marking a year since the beginning of the…

Why More Students are Repeating a Grade

Why More Students are Repeating a Grade By Brooke Schultz and Heather Hollingsworth HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As Braylon Price remembers it, he struggled with pretty much everything the first full school year of the pandemic. With minimal guidance and frequent disruptions, he had trouble staying on top of assignments and finishing homework on time. It was so rocky his…

New Funding for Massachusetts School Safety Initiatives

New Funding for Massachusetts School Safety Initiatives BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, joined by Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeff Riley, Acting Commissioner of Early Education and Care Amy Kershaw and public safety officials, announced plans to file legislation proposing significant investments in school safety initiatives to support programming, training and resources for schools and…