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Some improvement in Louisiana standardized test scores

Aug. 03, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A return to in-person learning is a factor in a small rebound in standardized test scores for Louisiana students, the state Education Department said Wednesday. The percentage of students in grades 3 through 8 who achieved levels of mastery or proficient on...

Georgia test scores rise, but stay below pre-pandemic levels

Jul. 22, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Test scores for Georgia students recovered some in the 2021-2022 school year from from their pandemic plunge, but remain significantly below pre-pandemic levels, raising questions about whether students can fully recover and how long that might take. The Georgia...

Former coach criminally charged in naked ‘fat test’ case

Jul. 21, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A successful Rhode Island high school basketball coach was criminally charged Thursday by authorities who say that for years he asked male student-athletes to remove their clothes while alone with him so he could check their body fat. Aaron Thomas, 55, who...

Jill Biden, education chief to kick off summer learning tour

Jul. 19, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona will visit Connecticut, Georgia and Michigan this week to examine summer learning programs that are helping children who fell behind during the pandemic catch up on reading, writing and arithmetic before the new school year...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jul. 13, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. July 10, 2022. Editorial: Humane societies need us to be humane too Mississippi ranks seventh in the nation for pet ownership, according to the World Population Review. Given what we continue to see at local human societies, our state...

Alabama adjusts required score on teacher certification test

Jul. 13, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

NONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In an effort to get more teachers in classrooms, Alabama school board officials on Tuesday voted to temporarily lower the minimum passing score on the educator certification test. The temporary measure will implement a sliding scale that will allow higher...

Indiana students improve on tests, trail pre-pandemic marks

Jul. 13, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana students had small improvements in their English and math scores, with standardized test results released Wednesday indicating a tentative bright spot following years of pandemic-disrupted learning. Results for the spring 2022 ILEARN exam from the...

Newly arrived students learn English, new culture

Jun. 11, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Donat Jean was in tears as he ended his first day of middle school in the United States at the principal’s office. Moments before, he was flowing with the stream of children headed outside to the line of rumbling buses. Donat was excited to go home after a...

No A-to-F grades for Georgia public schools for third year

Jun. 10, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia will go a third year without assigning A-to-F grades to public schools and districts because of the COVID-19 pandemic, after the federal government waived part of the requirements for the state's normal evaluation system. Instead, the state will publish...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 09, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 8, 2022. Editorial: Ensure SC taxpayers get money’s worth from school voucher program We still believe the S.C. Legislature needs to finally get serious about fixing the problems with the public schools it owns rather than paying parents...