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  • Increased funding needed to improve pre-K programs

    (Maine) Advocates for high quality early childhood education are calling on lawmakers to craft polices that ensure Maine’s preschools receive more funding, that teachers are better trained, and that parents have increased access to programs for their children.

  • Poor attendance can be an issue for teachers too

    (District of Columbia) To combat the growing problem of chronic absenteeism among teachers, policy makers need to take a hard look at working conditions, a national think tank advised last week.

  • More states focused on subgroup performance

    (District of Columbia) Although fewer than half of all states have submitted plans to the U.S. Department of Education for carrying out the nation’s new education law, just two have proposed using 25 as a minimum subgroup of students for accountability purposes.

  • CA will look to other states for career readiness answers

    (Calif.) After spending much of the last two years trying to invent the best way to measure student readiness for the work place, California officials appear finally willing to consider what other states are doing.

  • The challenge of college readiness in rural schools

    (Colo.) Although the number of high school students attending rural districts who took advanced placement exams has more than doubled over the last decade, students in urban schools are still almost twice as likely to participate in the college readiness testing.