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    Where Are New Mexico’s Education Advocates Now?

    Re-posted with permission from Citizen Stewart by Chris Stewart. Public schools in New Mexico aren’t funding students equitably, so says the U.S. Department Education who accuse the state’s leaders of “diverting [$63 million] in federal Impact Aid grants” intended to help school districts that are disadvantaged by their low tax bases. The feds found that […] More

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    Consternation About Teacher Evaluation

    Earlier this month, Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip launched a new teacher evaluation system that made absolutely no sense. Under the new process, 50% of a teacher’s evaluation would be based on walk-through observations and the other 50% would be based on so-called “shared-attribution measures” – i.e., a district-wide value-added measure of student growth, based on […] More

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    A Disgrace In DCPS

    NPR’s Education Team is out with a new investigation from reporter Kate McGee showing that administrators at Washington D.C.’s Ballou High School handed out diplomas to dozens of students who failed to meet the requirements for graduation last year. Ballou, which has long been one of the city’s most troubled high schools, garnered national attention […] More