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Archive for September, 2008

National Center For Children In Poverty With….

September 30, 2008 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

a report out looking at absentee rates for students in early grade levels and how it effects learning in later grade levels.

The report looks at nine school districts.

They found that the more absent a student was in kindergarten, the bigger the educational impact in first grade was. With a look at race they found Latino students suffered the most.

When they looked at fifth grade performance though, reading scores dropped for every level of absentee rates they looked at. For math though no drop occurs until you reach the worst level.

This report imo certainly shows that you have to get after parents and students at the kindergarten level to make sure they are going to school on a consistent basis.

AB 540 Film Article….

September 30, 2008 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Sacramento Bee reports on this short 10 minute film that looks at fears of undocumented college students.

After Including Summmer School Data….

September 30, 2008 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

Georgia education officials now say that 80% of schools in the state are meeting NCLB goals.

80% Of Schools In Utah Are Meeting….

September 30, 2008 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

NCLB goals according to9 the latest state data. That is up from 75% last year.

Capital Gains Program Article…

September 30, 2008 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Washington Post reports on students in this program that can earn up to 1,500 bucks a year for doing well in class.

The NY Sun Reports….

September 30, 2008 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

on low cost laptops being tested in city schools.