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As graduation rates rise, fears of falling standards - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — GREENVILLE, S.C. - A sign in a classroom here at Berea High School, northwest of downtown in the largest urban district in the state, sends this powerful message: "Failure Is Not an Option. You Will Pass. You Will Learn. You Will Succeed."

Graduating, but students still falling short

timesunion.com — According to college entrance exams administered to every 11th-grader in the state last spring, only one in 10 Berea students were ready for college-level work in reading, and about one in 14 were ready for entry-level college math. The Obama administration has hailed the rising graduation rate, saying schools are expanding opportunities for students to succeed.

As Graduation Rates Rise, Experts Fear Diplomas Come Up Short

nytimes.com — GREENVILLE, S.C. - A sign in a classroom here at Berea High School, northwest of downtown in the largest urban district in the state, sends this powerful message: "Failure Is Not an Option. You Will Pass. You Will Learn. You Will Succeed."
Dec 26, 2015

Graduation rates are at historic highs. But does a diploma really prepare students for college or the working world? nyti.ms/1OscoVz

Dec 26, 2015

RT @motokorich: Graduation rates are at historic highs. But does a diploma really prepare students for college or the working world? nyti.ms/1OscoVz

Dec 26, 2015

Who knew the actual value of a high school diploma ISN'T locked inside the ink on the paper? mobile.nytimes.com/2015/12/27/us/…

Dec 26, 2015

RT @motokorich: Graduation rates are at historic highs. But does a diploma really prepare students for college or the working world? nyti.ms/1OscoVz

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House Restores Local Education Control in Revising No Child Left Behind

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday approved a sweeping bill to revise the contentious No Child Left Behind law, representing the end of an era in which the federal government aggressively policed public school performance, and returning control to states and local districts.
Dec 02, 2015

House Restores Local Education Control in Revising No Child Left Behind nyti.ms/1XA0HjK via @nytimes

Dec 02, 2015

End of an era in fed attempts to close the achievement gap. No Child Left Behind is officially reversed nyti.ms/1XA0HjK

Dec 02, 2015

RT @tripgabriel: End of an era in fed attempts to close the achievement gap. No Child Left Behind is officially reversed nyti.ms/1XA0HjK

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Negotiators Come to Agreement on Revising No Child Left Behind Law

nytimes.com — Overcoming years of partisan bickering over the federal government's role in public education, congressional negotiators came to an agreement on Thursday to revise the No Child Left Behind law for the first time since it was signed by President George W. Bush 14 years ago.
Nov 19, 2015

Almost a unicorn: Congress's negotiators agree to revise No Child Left Behind. Still need full vote & prez's sign nyti.ms/1kIUpNE

Nov 19, 2015

Negotiators Come to Agreement on Revising No Child Left Behind Law nyti.ms/1lxvBZ5

Nov 20, 2015

Writing education law like being at football game with 100K spectators, and "every one knows what play to call next" nyti.ms/1kIUpNE

Nov 20, 2015

RT @motokorich: Writing education law like being at football game with 100K spectators, and "every one knows what play to call next" nyti.ms/1kIUpNE

James Frey and Random House to Settle Reader Lawsuit

nytimes.com — Correction Appended James Frey, the author who admitted making up portions of his best-selling memoir, "A Million Little Pieces," and his publisher, Random House, have agreed in principle on a settlement with readers who filed lawsuits claiming they had been defrauded.
Nov 06, 2015

Re: Ben Carson: James Frey + Random House paid $2.35m to settle lawsuit over fabricated memoir. nyti.ms/1MoepPx

Acesso de transgêneros a banheiros de escolas nos EUA vira tema de disputas

www1.folha.uol.com.br — Solicitadas a chamar um menino transgênero pelo nome masculino que ele escolheu para si mesmo, professores e administradores escolares nos EUA tendem a dar uma resposta simples: "Com certeza". Permitir que um secundarista que nasceu menino mas se identifica como mulher entre para o time de vôlei? Sem problemas.

As Transgender Students Make Gains, Schools Hesitate at Bathrooms

nytimes.com — CHICAGO - Asked to call a transgender boy by a male name he has chosen for himself, teachers and administrators around the country have leaned toward a simple response: Sure. Allow a high school student who was born male but identifies as female to join the volleyball team? Fine.
Nov 03, 2015

A Transgender student is not in the bathroom to invade privacy. “She’s in the bathroom to do her business.” nyti.ms/1kqPb8l

Nov 03, 2015

NYTimes: As Transgender Students Make Gains, Schools Hesitate at Bathrooms via @juliebosman and @motokorich nytimes.com/2015/11/04/us/…

Nov 03, 2015

As Transgender Students Make Gains, Schools Hesitate at Bathrooms nyti.ms/1kqPb8l

Nov 04, 2015

RT @nytimes: The bathroom is the stage for a fierce fight over how extensively transgender students should be accommodated nyti.ms/1k9iQTY

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Nationwide test shows dip in students' math abilities

adn.com — For the first time since 1990, the mathematical skills of American students have dropped, according to results of a nationwide test released by the Education Department on Wednesday. The decline appeared in both grades four and eight in an exam administered every two years as the National Assessment of Educational Progress and sometimes called "the nation's report card."

Nationwide Test Shows Dip in Students’ Math Abilities

nytimes.com — For the first time since 1990, the mathematical skills of American students have dropped, according to results of a nationwide test released by the Education Department on Wednesday. The decline appeared in both Grades 4 and 8 in an exam administered every two years as the National Assessment of Educational Progress and sometimes called "the nation's report card."
Oct 28, 2015

RT @nytimes: Nationwide Test Shows Dip in Students’ Math Abilities nyti.ms/1H9uPFU

Oct 28, 2015

Common Core sucks: Nationwide Test Shows Dip in Students’ Math Abilities nyti.ms/1O6xOGT

Oct 28, 2015

At a time when employers want more math skills, student scores in math dip for first time in 25 years nyti.ms/1O6xOGT

Oct 28, 2015

For the first time since 1990, the mathematical skills of American students have dropped, nyti.ms/1ifWGgZ

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