WestEd

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Name: WestEd
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Vargas Sends Warning Letter to Monroe High

Monore High School is in danger of losing $3 million in federal funds if it doesn't make improvements, according to a letter sent to staff by Superintendent Bolgen Vargas. Monroe was awarded a $4.5 million federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) last year. ... [Published WROC TV - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Educational Testing Service Developing Test Items for ELPA21 Consortium

The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) Consortium has selected Educational Testing Service (ETS) to be its contractor for the design and development of items for the screener and summative English Language Proficiency ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 1 reports

Polis, Payne Introduce Legislation to Improve Teacher Training and Evaluation Practices

Representatives Jared Polis (CO-02) and Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10) today introduced the Great Teaching and Leading for Great Schools Act, which would improve teacher and principal quality across the country by investing in evidence-based best practices ... [Published Congressman Jared Polis - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

Report Paints Troubling Picture of Monroe High School

At 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, students streamed out of Monroe High School. Parents lined up in cars outside, waiting for their children. It looked like dismissal time. But it wasn't. This was the start of 9th period. "They're just wasting their time in there," ... [Published WROC TV - Mar 13 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

Teachers Deepen Assessment Practices for Common Core

For Olivia Lozano and Gabriela Cardenas, team teachers at the UCLA Lab School in Los Angeles, understanding what each of their students know and can do at any point in time is so integral to their practice that they call themselves "teacher researche ... [Published Education Week - Mar 13 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

Crisis for Common Core: Indiana's Uncommon Ruckus Over Education Standards

INDIANAPOLIS – What’s wrong with public education in America today? Across the country, just about everyone has an opinion. Very few, though, have the power to implement sweeping reforms.In Indiana, a driver for the Uber car-for-hire service gets his ... [Published Heritage Foundation - Mar 11 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

Teachers Learn to Judge Formative-Testing Tools

Published in Print: March 12, 2014, as Teachers Learn to Judge Utility of Formative-Testing ToolsResources vetted for digital libraryWashingtonFour dozen teachers gathered recently to watch a colleague teach a lesson about Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit ... [Published Education Week - Mar 11 2014]

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In an interveiw with News 8, Vargas said. "If you make promises you better follow through, and in the past - that has been some of the challenge here - we have executed poorly."
...ish-language abilities of this growing population of students," said John Oswald, Vice President and COO of K-12 Student Assessment Programs at ETS. "ETS is proud to work with the ELPA21 Consortium and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to provide states with the tools required to better address the needs of their ELL students."
"As an organization that supports early-career teachers committed to improving student outcomes, we were proud to work with Rep. Polis on the Great Teaching and Leading for Great Schools Act,” said Dr. Celine Coggins, CEO of Teach Plus . “We at Teach Plus deeply believe that building career ladders for excellent teachers and ensuring that they have the time and resources to collaborate are sure ways to improve teacher retention and help students succeed."
"We love our children very much. We want Monroe to be the best school," said Porter. "Most of us are fighting like crazy to make it happen, but we just can't in the environment that we're in."

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Vargas Sends Warning Letter to Monroe High [Published WROC TV - Apr 09 2014]
Educational Testing Service Developing Test Ite... [Published Individual.com - Apr 07 2014]
Polis, Payne Introduce Legislation to Improve T... [Published Congressman Jared Polis - Mar 14 2014]
Report Paints Troubling Picture of Monroe High ... [Published WROC TV - Mar 13 2014]
Teachers Deepen Assessment Practices for Common... [Published Education Week - Mar 13 2014]
Teachers Learn to Judge Formative-Testing Tools [Published Education Week - Mar 11 2014]
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