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New performance scores coming for Pennsylvania schools

Pennsylvania is slated to release the new School Performance Profiles tomorrow.

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AYP recalculations cause charter results to decline

Charter school AYP results declined once the state education department recalculated results using the same method used for traditional public schools, according to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.

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Charter school news: PA changes way AYP is measured for charters, legislature doesn’t act on reform legislation

The state has changed the way AYP is measured for charter schools.

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It’s almost time for 2012 PSSA scores

Some districts might begin sharing preliminary PSSA information, but official results aren’t expected until the end of summer.

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Should Pennsylvania apply for a waiver from No Child Left Behind?

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced that eight more states were being granted waivers from some requirements of No Child Left Behind, which requires that 100 percent of students must be achieving proficiency in reading and math by … Continue reading

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Report: Pennsylvania seeks No Child Left Behind flexibility

Somehow I missed this last week, but The Patriot-News reported that state education Secretary Ron Tomalis has been talking to the federal education secretary about flexibility from No Child Left Behind. You might remember that the U.S. education department offered … Continue reading

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A look at York City’s English Language Learners

I’m always fascinated by reports on English Language Learners – those students whose native language is not English. In York City, ELL students come from: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cuba, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, Mexico and Sri Lanka, according to a recent report … Continue reading

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Report: Nearly half of nation’s schools didn’t make AYP

A report came out this week showing that nearly half of schools in the nation did not make “adequate yearly progress” (AYP) on reading and math tests in 2011 as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Read … Continue reading

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