More Data From The Register

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment and Recommendations for Finalizing the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Achievement Levels Descriptions: The National Assessment Governing Board is soliciting public comment for guidance in finalizing the Achievement Levels Descriptions (ALDs) for the NAEP 2014 Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) at Grade 8. More information on the Governing […]

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On The Road To Success, Begin At The Beginning

From the Federal Register. Applications for New Awards; First in the World Program-Development Grants The FY 2014 budget for FITW is $75,000,000, with up to $20,000,000 set aside for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Absolute Priority I—Increasing Access and Completion for Underrepresented, Underprepared, or Low-Income Students Absolute Priority II—Increasing Community College Transfer Rates to Four-Year Colleges for […]

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From The Federal Register

Comment Request; Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016-2017 (MGLS:2017) Field Test 2015 Recruitment Abstract: The Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016-2017 (MGLS:2017) is the first study sponsored by the (NCES), within the (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, to follow a nationally-representative sample of students as they enter and move through the middle grades […]

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Character Not Color

Another issue discussed at the 13WHAM Town Hall meeting was racism. Board President Van White agreed that one thing the Rochester City School District needs more of are teachers of color that understand the behaviors of children of color. This is the same as saying only Black lawyers can properly defend people of color because […]

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Poverty And “Cultural” Poverty

At the 13WHAM Town Hall Event, Dr. Adam Urbanski, RTA President, made a distinguishing point between being financially poor and there being a culture of poverty. What is a “culture” of poverty? As defined by Wikipedia, “The culture of poverty is a social theory that expands on the cycle of poverty. . . It offers […]

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Simple Solutions

There is a great deal of discussion about the influence of poverty on education. What the district can do. Hire students, paraprofessionals, and teaching assistants, the unpaid and lowest paid in the district, to conduct after-school and summer programs under the guidance of one lead teacher. Most para-professionals who work with diverse populations of students […]

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From The Federal Register

According to the Federal Register, the government is still invested in collecting data on its students and families. Education Department – Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF-424 Form. Comment period ends in 61 days (07/07/2014) Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2015 National Household Education […]

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