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Archive for November, 2011

The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA Is Out

November 29, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

with a 2011 look at college graduation rates. They are finding that it is taking longer to get a college degree.

They also say that costs of attending a college and the institution’s size also contribute to students’ success.

The Education Week Has A Research Report Up Saying That…

November 28, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

saying that students in Florida that changed from a k-5 elementary school over to a 6-8th grade middle school saw massive drops in math and reading performance compared to students who stayed in a k-8 school.

Education News For November 28, 2011…

November 28, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The AP reports on certain college students that are trying to rack up as little debt as possible that is causing a problem of students getting a four year degree.

The Post Dispatch reports on campuses seeing a car crunch as enrollment increases.

The New York Times reports on for-profit certification for teachers.

The AP reports on $30M being spent in 6 years on Kalamazoo scholarships.

The Arizona Republic reports on teaching interns helping out lacking skills.

The New York Times reports on school bringing back basic building blocks.

The Detroit News reports on the state that is going to fine the Detroit Public Schools for its high truancy rate.

The Tennessean reports on Governor Haslam seeking a 20 percent jump in student scores.

Education News For November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The GAO has a report out where they were tried to get into 15 commercial colleges with phony and poor high school records and was successful at getting into 12 of them.

Reuters reports on college savings drop off as more parents feel pinched.

The New York Times reports that now 20 students are being accused of cheating on the SAT exams.

Education News For November 21, 2011…

November 21, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

CNN reports on income really mattering who graduates from college.

The New York Times reports on a program called Let’s Get Ready that helps students get into college.

The Detroit News reports on the Detroit Public Schools Meat Shop that is helping students cook up careers.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on how New Jersey’s bid for a ‘No Child’ waiver could affect Camden schools.

The Baltimore Sun reports on schools exchange naming rights for donations.

The LA Times reports on a new survey out saying that Californians are willing to pay higher taxes for better schools.

The Consortium For Chicago School Research Is Out With A Study…..

November 17, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

looking at teacher evaluations and they found that both a value-added method and principal observations tied to a teaching framework identified the same teachers as particularly high or low-performing under Chicago’s teacher-evaluation pilot.