Studies show that freshman year can be one of the most critical years in a student's academic journey.
School communities need actionable data and a complete picture of progress to support meaningful changes for students.
Foundation is funding school and district networks to heighten middle and high school success for low-income African American and Latino students. Six California-based organizations will receive $40 million out of $92 million awarded nationwide.
Districts seek to narrow achievement gaps, especially at the middle-school level.
Now's not the time to expand experimentation with school accountability measures, staff tells CORE Districts.
To measure achievement, CORE Districts take into account both the number of students meeting standards and how much academic growth students are making each year.
Educators are more focused on how students and teachers interact.
Paul Tough discusses the highlights of his new book, "Helping Children Succeed."
Career and college readiness measures won't be on initial list.