WestEd

Type: Organization
Name: WestEd
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Making the most of teacher evaluations [Editorial]

The good news from a study of Maryland's transition to a new teacher evaluation system is that we are doing better than perhaps any other state. The bad news is something just about every parent, student and educator in the state probably already know: ... [Published Baltimore Sun - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

CTAC : Progress with Implementation of New Evaluation System

BALTIMORE , Sept. 23 -- The Maryland State Department of Education issued the following news release:Representatives of Maryland public school systems are continuing to report progress in the statewide implementation process for new Teacher and Principal ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Fort Bragg Garrison Commander Doesn't Expect Major Troop Cuts

The garrison commander of Fort Bragg told the audience at the Fayetteville Regional Chamber's State of the Community luncheon Wednesday that he doesn't anticipate "a huge loss" of troops as the Army braces for cutbacks in defense spending.The defense ... [Published Military.com - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Harkin, Alexander Praise HELP Committee Passage of Education Research Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN) praised the HELP Committee's passage of the Strengthening Education through Re ... [Published Noodls - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Mathematics Education - Education Week

Published in Print: September 17, 2014, as Mathematics Education Report Roundup Better mathematics screening procedures may help schools choose students for 8th grade Algebra 1 classes who will be able to successfully complete the course, according to ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 17 2014]
Entities: Education, WestEd, Algebra
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

California, and SFUSD, lead way on multiculturalism at schools

The state of public education in California is often cited as a bellwether for the rest of the country — although not always as a harbinger of good things to come. During the past decade, when academics and advocates referred to California’s education ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

QUESTAR ASSESSMENT : Selected to Administer Online Field Test for ELPA21 Consortium

The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century consortium (ELPA21) has chosen Questar Assessment to produce a field test to collect information that will be used to guide the development of its first English Language Proficiency (ELP) ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Gates Foundation has donated more than $10 million to Colo. ed groups to support Common Core

Since 2012 no organization has given more money to support the roll out of the Common Core State Standards than the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In the last four years, more than $200 million has been distributed to nearly every corner of the country ... [Published Education News Colorado - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Utah and Nebo School District promoting Attendance Awareness month

Did you know that as many as 7.5 million school children are chronically absent each year, missing at least 10 percent of the school year or almost a month of school? These absences, which can be excused, unexcused or disciplinary add up to a multitude ... [Published Central Utah Daily Herald - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Utah Promotes Attendance Awareness Month: September 2014

Utah Promotes Attendance Awareness Month September 2014 (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) – As many as 7.5 million U.S. students are chronically absent each year, meaning they miss 10 percent of the school year or nearly a month of school. These absences — whether ... [Published KCSG 4 - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

New Resource: The Ones That Got Away—Why Completing a College Degree Is Not the Only Way to Succeed

Recent re on the California community college system has revealed that workforce training programs yield some of the highest earnings for community college students, regardless of whether those students complete a degree or college certificate. Still, ... [Published Noodls - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

8 Free (and Nearly Free) Resources for English Language Learners

These digital and online tools can help your English language learners build vocabulary and improve their reading abilities while often putting them in control of their own learning.As schools struggle to get their heads around the proficiency expectations ... [Published T.H.E. Journal - Aug 20 2014]

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...One of the most telling pieces of the report was a quote from an anonymous teacher who said, "Teachers are always in the third year of a five-year plan" — that is to say, our ideas about education reform keep changing so often that we get all the pain of transition and none of the payoff of completion...
...a fair system that improves instruction and prepares students for college or career," said State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M Lowery . "The more experience teachers and school leaders have with the new evaluation system, the more we will see professional growth and student achievement in our classrooms. This is a thoughtful, deliberate, and collaborative process."
"The bottom line: It doesn't look too good for the Fort Bragg community" Sanborn said
...the protection of student privacy, and ensures federally-funded education re is independent of political influences or bias," Alexander said. "It also strengthens the independence of an organization I recommended the creation of when I was governor, the Nation Assessment Governing Board-which oversees 'The Nation's Report Card.' This has become the most reliable instrument in elementary and secondary education to enable Tennessee's state and local leaders to make decisions about how to help the approximately 1 million students in Tennessee achieve academically-and this act will make it even better."

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Making the most of teacher evaluations [Editor... [Published Baltimore Sun - Sep 26 2014]
CTAC : Progress with Implementation of New Eval... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 24 2014]
Fort Bragg Garrison Commander Doesn't Expect Ma... [Published Military.com - Sep 18 2014]
Harkin, Alexander Praise HELP Committee Passage... [Published Noodls - Sep 18 2014]
Mathematics Education - Education Week [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 17 2014]
California, and SFUSD, lead way on multicultura... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 13 2014]
QUESTAR ASSESSMENT : Selected to Administer Onl... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 10 2014]
Gates Foundation has donated more than $10 mill... [Published Education News Colorado - Sep 08 2014]
Reading Apprenticeship Program helps instructor... [Published Inside Higher Ed - Sep 05 2014]
Utah and Nebo School District promoting Attenda... [Published Central Utah Daily Herald - Sep 05 2014]
Districts will get extra funding for foster stu... [Published Valdosta Daily Times - Aug 29 2014]
FLI celebrates success, hosts candidates at kic... [Published Douglas Dispatch - Aug 28 2014]
Utah Promotes Attendance Awareness Month: Septe... [Published KCSG 4 - Aug 27 2014]
Questar Assessment to Administer Online Field T... [Published Wall Street Business Network - Aug 27 2014]
New Resource: The Ones That Got Away—Why Comple... [Published Noodls - Aug 23 2014]
8 Free (and Nearly Free) Resources for English ... [Published T.H.E. Journal - Aug 20 2014]
GOP Courts Pence for 2016, but His Common Core ... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 09 2014]
The AAP PreK-12 Learning Group Announces Finali... [Published PRWeb - May 09 2014]
Education Giant Pearson Wins 'Unprecedented' Co... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 05 2014]
Sutter Hill Ventures leads $35 mln round for Sm... [Published PE Hub Blog - May 05 2014]
Exclusive: Grass Roots Groups Join in Campaign ... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 04 2014]
Hoosiers Against Common Core Blasts Gov. Pence ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 22 2014]
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GOP Courts Pence for 2016, but His Common Core ... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 09 2014]
Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana is being courted by some establishment GOP leaders who believe he can take their party to the White House, and Pence himself seems to be warming to a bid for president in 2016. Pence and the GOP political class may be sharing ...
Education Giant Pearson Wins 'Unprecedented' Co... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 05 2014]
Pearson, the largest education company in the world, has won a contract for a Common Core test administration project that has been described by the state leader who negotiated it as one of “unprecedented scale” in the realm of United States testing. ...
Sutter Hill Ventures leads $35 mln round for Sm... [Published PE Hub Blog - May 05 2014]
Smartsheet said Monday that it has raised $35 million in financing. Sutter Hill Ventures led the round with participation from return backers Insight Venture Partners and Madrona Venture Group . In conjunction with the funding, Jim White, managing ...
Exclusive: Grass Roots Groups Join in Campaign ... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 04 2014]
Breitbart News has learned that American Principles Project (APP), one of the nation’s leading organizations working to defeat the Common Core standards, will release a letter on Monday morning addressed to Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), chair of the ...
Hoosiers Against Common Core Blasts Gov. Pence ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 22 2014]
Despite significant warnings from standards writers opposed to Common Core, such as fellow Hoosier Dr. James Milgram, Indiana’s Gov. Mike Pence (R) and his Education Roundtable recommended Monday that the third draft of a new set of math and English ...
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