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SCHOOL REPORT CARDS
The 'Failing High School' That Never Failed Me
Student, University of Notre Dame
Walking in the door after my first day of high school, I announced, "Mom, I heard the F-bomb more times just today than I have in my entire life." My mom, ever the optimist, reminded me that going to East High School had been my decision and that I'd surely get used to it eventually.
Definitely Not Her Mama's Report Card
Founding director, Cherry Preschool; Blogger, ChicagoNow
Recently, a parent in my community wrote about his delight in receiving a report card for his child on which the teacher actually wrote a few personal comments about his daughter. I remember receiving those kinds of reports cards when my children attended elementary school.
The Real Picture on Report Cards
Author of Teenagers 101, public speaker, 20-year teacher, free...
I want you to realize that you really, truly have to question whether the final report cards that are sent home in the next few weeks are an accurate depiction of your children's intellect. Yes, I know I'm a teacher and I'm not supposed to say things like this. But stay with me a minute.
What I Realized When I Read My Son's Report Card
Stay-at-home mom, feminist, wife, buttercream fan, and blogger...
When I was growing up, I was not a popular kid. I was not a beautiful kid. I was not an athletic kid. I was a smart kid.
Illinois' Received Two F's on Its Higher Education Report Card
A non-partisan organization dedicated to involving Illinois re...
Illinois could use a remedial course in higher education management, says a new analysis. Illinois' final grade for public higher education is a C+, says the Student Impact Project's state report card.
States Should Be Giving You Useful Data About Your Children's Schools
Aimee Rogstad Guidera
President and CEO, Data Quality Campaign
While report card day is a moment of truth for students, when is the time for states to pony up accurate information about how they're doing to parents? The answer in too many states is not often enough.
How Should I React to My Child's Report Card?
Author, '10 Ways to Get the Most From Your Child's Teacher'
I always encourage parents not to show their children their report cards, but rather to discuss areas in which they would like to help them function better in the classroom. This is a great place for opening communication.
Do School 'Reformers' Need to Keep Two or Three Sets of Books?
Award-winning historian and inner-city teacher
If we really want to help kids, we should craft a fair and private system of performance evaluations and build a fire wall between that rubric and other statistical systems. We should then concentrate on public data systems to help schools improve.
Controversial Grades For Schools Released In Indiana
Report Cards Give Wisconsin Schools Look At Student Growth
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State Auditor Launches Investigation Into Attendance Cheating
It's the End of the School Year -- Have Pity
Veteran high school teacher and basketball coach; author, 'Stu...
This time of year, I always get asked to give students a D instead of an F. "He already got into college! What a shame if he couldn't go," I'm told. Yes, but it's also a shame if he goes and doesn't succeed because we never held him accountable.
More Mistakes Found In New York's Error-Laden Exams
Count Colleges Like Calories
Illinois Lieutenant Governor
Our food has nutritional labels noting calories, fat, and sodium content that help us make informed decisions. Parents and prospective students could use similar help when it comes to making decisions about college.
Principal Under Fire For Reportedly Calling Students 'Less Smart'
Student Graduation Threatened In School Course Credit Scandal
Evaluating Bloomberg School Reform -- Do You Want to Buy the Brooklyn Bridge?
Social studies educator, Hofstra University, my opinions, of c...
According to CUNY college tests, only 1.1 percent of the New Height Academy's graduates were actually prepared to do college level work without remediation. This is for a charter school that received a grade of "A" from New York City Department of Education assessors.
Just One-Quarter Of New York City High Schoolers Are College-Ready
What to Do When America Gets an F on Its History Report Card
New-York Historical Society president
Can you identify a photograph of Abraham Lincoln and give two reasons why he was important? If so, you are doing better than 91 percent of American fourth graders.
Beyond The Conference: Teachers Should Grade Parents, Says Florida Lawmaker
No Matter What the Report Card Shows
Today we were told that our "A" school is now a "B" school. I could say we are still the school we were a year ago, but I don't think that would be true. We have gotten better.
New York City Schools Receive Misleading Report Cards
Co-Director, Educators Rising; Author of "The Great Expectatio...
New York City has led the charge into a dangerous era of importing statistics-driven paradigms from the business sphere. These mechanistic models are an ill fit in education, a wholly human institution.
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