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Tests show gains but about half of students still below grade level

A Bridgeport student takes a Smarter Balanced practice test.

About half of the 234,000 elementary and middle school students tested during the last school year were not at grade level in reading or math, state education officials announced Thursday. But a higher proportion of students were at grade level than in the previous year. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: One educator’s prescription for renewal of No Child Left Behind Act

The No Child Left Behind Act is up for renewal. Most famous was its promise of having all U.S. students proficient in reading and math by 2014. That was the year the U.S. would again be number one in education; that year has come and gone. Here is my wish list for the No Child Left Behind reauthorization. Continue Reading →

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