MLK Middle School closing the gap in latest STAAR results

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School is closing the gap on meeting Texas state goals, where students from different student groups are making impressive strides toward their targets. King Middle met 7 of the key targets examined by STAAR in the ELA/Reading growth, where 70 percent of students achieved or surpassed their growth goal.…

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Hillcrest High School achieves Level 4 in TVAAS for the first time

Hillcrest High School in Memphis achieved Level 4 scores in the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) for the first time. When Hillcrest was identified as a priority school by state assessments, the school was placed into the state’s Achievement School District (ASD), who invited Green Dot Public Schools to lead the transformation effort.  This is…

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Locke College Prep Academy awarded $2.8MM grant for CTE

Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy was awarded nearly $2.8MM in grants to support Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. $916,977 of grant funds were received from California Community Colleges and the remainder came in matching funds from program partners. Reflecting on the programs that led to this funding, Luis Castillo, a student at Locke, said,…

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LAUSD’s new Superintendent, Tennessee’s Achievement School District, and Critical Race Theory.

NEWS Today, LAUSD’s Board of Education unanimously approved Alberto Carvalho to be the district’s new superintendent. Carvalho has served as Miami-Dade’s Superintendent – the nation’s fourth largest school district – since 2008. He has a history of supporting school choice. (The 74 Million, CBS LA, NBC LA, LA Daily News, LA Times) Meanwhile, LAUSD appears…

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Covid vaccines for 5-11 y/o, health experts declare national emergency for youth mental health, Democrat spending plan still in negotiations.

Editor’s Note: This weekly news report covers National K-12 education news with a focus on California, Tennessee, and Texas. Please be in touch with [email protected] with any questions.  NEWS The FDA panel recommends emergency authorization of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds. (FDA, Chalkbeat, The 74 Million, NBC, NPR, CNN, ABC)   Health experts…

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