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2011

3/1/2011

What's Your Data Integration Strategy?

Districts in McKinney (TX), Baltimore City (MD), and Denver (CO) are using Schoolnet to inform data-driven decision making. Read more.

2/17/2011

Denver Public Schools' Jason Martinez Recognized Nationally for Leadership

The Data Quality Campaign's (DQC) Recognition Program Award honors state and district leaders who have led remarkable efforts to collect and use education data to improve student achievement. Read more.

1/26/2011

Newark's 17th Street School Uses Schoolnet to Drive Student Achievement

By using Schoolnet data to monitor student progress and inform instruction, the 17th Street School in Newark, New Jersey has improved their test scores by an impressive 25%. Read more.

2010

12/6/2010

How Atlanta Uses Professional Development in School Turnaround Efforts

Beverly Hall, Atlanta Public Schools superintendent, just finished a keynote address about her district's major turnaround since 2000 and how professional development played a part. Ten years ago, she said, 50 percent of students were not meeting the standards, based on state standardized test scores. Read more.

11/30/2010

Denver Public School Teachers Get New Tool To Learn About Students

Teachers in Denver have a powerful new tool that helps them learn about their students - it's called the Teacher Portal. Read more.

11/19/2010

Philadelphia Schools Attribute Gains to Summer School

Philadelphia School District officials say the district's expanded summer-school program helped a record number of students improve their academic performance. Read more.

10/20/2010

Fewer black males are dropping out of school in Baltimore

Black male students in Baltimore are staying in school and receiving their diplomas in higher numbers, said school officials, raising hope that future generations of city youths will gain skills needed for success in life. Read more.

10/19/2010

GCSD introduces GradeSpeed

Guilderland Central School District introduces GradeSpeed, a new resource for home-school communications and access to current student information. Read more.

10/1/2010

Spurred by Statistics, Districts Combat Absenteeism

As policymakers debate the merits of new tests and intervention strategies to improve student achievement, some districts are exploring a more basic warning sign: Are students even showing up? Read more.

10/1/2010

Facebook-Driven Newark Overhaul Lurches Forward

Questions about legality and governance surround the plan fueled by $100 million from Facebook's founder to remake Newark's schools. Read more.

9/29/2010

Mastery Charter Schools, Philadelphia school district get U.S. aid for reforms

Mastery Charter Schools has been selected to receive a further $5.1 million in federal funds to expand, and the Philadelphia School District has been awarded a $3.8 million grant to create small learning communities inside five large, neighborhood high schools. Read more.

9/22/2010

Chicago Schools Place Virtual Ed. Initiatives High on Priority List

The Chicago district now offers a battery of online programs, ranging from math and reading enrichment to a virtual charter school with students learning almost entirely from home. Read more.

9/19/2010

Real Reform is Here

Despite what the Fordham Foundation thinks, the pace of change in Baltimore schools is dizzying. Read more.

9/2/2010

Leader in Philadelphia Seeks Out Changes in Teacher Rules

Arlene C. Ackerman, the superintendent of the Philadelphia public schools, is in negotiations with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers over a package of changes she says will help improve the quality of the city's teaching force. Read more.

8/26/2010

Jared Cotton Interview with Tech & Learning at EduStat 2010

Jared Cotton, Assistant Superintendent for the Department of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment for Virginia Beach City Public Schools shares how the district is linking curriculum with 21st century skills. Read more.

8/17/2010

Newark Making Postive Strides with Graduation Gap for Minorities

Newark School District is recognized for having one of the smallest achievement gaps in the country on CNN radio during a story about the racial achievement gap in American academics. Read more.

8/7/2010

Data, Racine Unified School Districts "Silver Bullet"

By analyzing student data like test scores, teachers will be able to better focus on the areas and kids that need the most help. Read more.

5/4/2010

Dallas ISD goes Digital with Parent Portals

Dallas ISD use of data in helping parents and teachers move students along. Read more.

2/22/2010

Pam Moran is one of eSchool News Tech Savvy Superintendents

See her video now! Read more.

1/29/2010

eSchoolNews 10th Annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards

Superintentdent Pam Moran of Albemarle County Public Schools is recognized as one of 10 of the nation's top K-12 executives for their outstanding ed-tech leadership and vision. Read more.

2009

11/11/2009

Aldermen Back Teacher Contract

As part of the reform plans, New Haven parents will be able to access Schoolnet. Read more.

10/21/2009

StudentNet Featured on NBC's "The Teacher Says"

Student talks about using StudentNet, and the ways it is helping her take charge of her education and college preparation. Read more.

9/17/2009

Mayor Daley, Chicago Public Schools Dedicate New Hernandez Middle School, Announce Spanish-language Portal

Parent Portal Provided by Schoolnet. Read more.

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