More than 9,700 Knox County Schools students were chronically absent during the last school year, meaning they did not attend school for a minimum of about 17 days, according to figures from the Tennessee Department of Education. The chronic absenteeism data is rolled into a redesigned state report card — which also contains district data on student achievement and school-by-school ratings — released by the department on Tuesday. The revamped report card aims to, in part, help families better grasp school performance, according to a media release from the department. “We want families to have easy access to information about their school’s performance and how it is meeting the needs of all students, and we want them to have that context on a variety of metrics that encompass success,” Tennessee Commissioner Candice McQueen said in a statement. “The report card provides parents and community members with an additional snapshot of … [Read more...] about Chronic absenteeism made top priority in new state report card
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In case you missed it — given all the comings and goings in the past few days, highlighted by the pillaging of the Michigan coaching staff — Ohio State finished No. 3 in the final Associated Press Top 25 college football poll, behind Clemson and Alabama. Those three were the only schools that won 13 or more games. There's two ways of looking at this: A. As another chance to pile on for the Buckeyes' head-scratching, 49-20 loss to a Purdue team that finished 6-7 and gave up 56 first half points in a 63-14 Music City Bowl loss to Auburn. B. As a tribute to Ohio State for all the team overcame this season to finish 13-1 and win Big Ten and Rose Bowl championships: The Zach Smith saga, which sidelined head coach Urban Meyer for all of training camp and the first three games; the early injury and departure of their best defensive player, Nick Bosa; and, yes, the loss to Purdue, from which the Buckeyes would recover to win their last six games, four over ranked teams. The "A" … [Read more...] about Final OSU report card: Do you view this Ohio State football season as a success?
Like a student reluctant to bring home their report card, Alabama education officials have once again delayed the annual release of a report grading schools.Alabama communities eager to see what grade their schools earned will have to wait until Jan. 11, according to a Nov. 20 memo sent by interim Alabama Superintendent Dr. Ed Richardson.Madison County Superintendent Matt Massey has his doubts that the report cards will have anything other than a negative impact on Alabama's public schools and the communities they serve."This report card is bad," Massey said. "It's not good for the state. It's not good for education."The original release date was set for December, and no reason was given for the delay.In the memo, Richardson said school officials have a mandate based not only in federal and state law, but also a professional mandate to report on what's happening in public schools.Alabama typically lands at the bottom of most national measures of school quality, including Education … [Read more...] about Alabama school report cards get delayed again
By Matt Schneidman | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group October 8, 2018 at 5:00 am Carson, Calif. — The Raiders’ season is teetering on the brink of extinction, if it’s not there already. After a 26-10 loss to the Chargers on Sunday – the game wasn’t even as close as the final score – the Raiders remained in the AFC West cellar with a 1-4 record. Derek Carr wasn’t good, the defense wasn’t good, the running game wasn’t good, Jon Gruden wasn’t good. You get the drift. You know what else you get? This week’s Raiders report card. Have at it. Passing game: D Derek Carr’s 24-for-33, 268-yard, one-touchdown, one-interception line looks better than it actually was. For example, that line doesn’t reflect throwing between the hashmarks with no timeouts outside field-goal range and under 20 seconds left in the first half. Decisions like those make you wonder how Carr threw for over 400 yards and … [Read more...] about Raiders report card: Two Fs handed out for Jon Gruden’s 1-4 team
Photo courtesy of San Diego Tourism Authority World premiere of National Geographic series on Balboa Park and San Diego Wednesday event to showcase multi-million dollar initiative to highlight San Diego to national and international travelers The San Diego Tourism Authority has partnered with National Geographic on a multi-million dollar initiative to promote the city and Balboa Park to national and international audiences. The partnership, which includes a four-episode miniseries that will air on National Geographic’s broadcast channel, is designed to highlight the city’s rich cultural heritage, diversity, creativity and its commitment to innovation and sustainability, with a special focus on Balboa Park. The VIP event on Wednesday will premiere the first episode of the series as well as show previews from upcoming episodes and showcase the larger multichannel partnership with National Geographic, which also encompasses print, digital and social media. The first … [Read more...] about Daily Business Report-Oct. 9, 2018, San Diego Metro Magazine
Natalie Pate Salem Statesman Journal Published 4:06 PM EDT Oct 25, 2018 The annual release of school performance report cards by the Oregon Department of Education is usually a routine and mundane task completed in October. The reports primarily compile data already released to the public and add a one-stop-shop overview of individual schools and districts. But controversy struck this week when agency officials proposed the 2017-18 At-A-Glance profiles not be released until after the Nov. 6 election. Department leaders claimed there was no political motive, but the ensuing backlash prompted Gov. Kate Brown — who's in a tight race for re-election with Republican state Rep. Knute Buehler, a critic of her education policies — ordered the reports be released Wednesday. Looking at Salem-Keizer Public Schools, the district's academic progress is average, graduation rates are up slightly and testing results are declining. A … [Read more...] about Salem-Keizer report cards show mix of progress, declines, data gaps