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California Math, Reading Scores Stagnate; Achievement Gaps PersistCalifornia student performance in math and reading has stagnated while wide achievement gaps for black, Hispanic and low-income students persist, according to results released Wednesday from a federal exam taken by students across the United States.
Less Than Half Of Students Meet New Reading, Math StandardsLess than half of all California students passed new math and English tests aligned with the Common Core standards and considered indicators of college and career readiness.
States' Common Core Testing Showing Scores Higher Than ExpectedResults for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.
Cursive Vanishing From Schools As Common Core Takes FocusSixth-grader Christopher Chance’s handwriting is not necessarily a labor of love. He’s worked hard to be able to write this well. Just a few years ago, he freely admits, his writing was a mess.
BOE Moves To Give Teachers, Students Time To Adjust To New Common Core StandardsOne set of California school standards has temporarily fallen victim to another.
California Suspends School Accountability System On Common Core StandardsThe board voted at a meeting in Sacramento on Wednesday not to produce an Academic Performance Index for the 2014-15 school year. The index uses student results on statewide tests to rank schools and to identify those that need improvement.
The Importance Of STEM In Higher EducationNearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
Common Core Initiative Spawns Widespread Political FightsMore than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.
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