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Stories with subject: School rankings
  • How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.

  • Ritz proposes 1-year hold on lower A-F school grades 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:10 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - State schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz asked the Indiana Board of Education on Wednesday to not give lower A-F performance grades to schools for a year because of an expected drop in student standardized test scores.

  • Report: New Mexico middle schools struggling 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 8:13 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - With New Mexico's focus centered on building reading skills among younger students and ensuring that high school students make it to graduation, the state's middle schools have been slipping through the cracks.

  • Test score results show gains in all high school subjects 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:49 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State education officials say they're taking steps to address reading test scores that have remained relatively flat in early grade levels over the past five years.

  • School board gives superintendent its highest rating 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 8:13 am

    HOUMA, Louisiana - The Terrebonne Parish School Board gave its superintendent the highest grade he can receive two weeks before it will vote to increase his salary.

  • Credit agency concerned with Las Vegas school breakup bill 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 9:25 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - A major credit ratings agency says it's uncertain how the planned breakup of the Clark County School District could affect the credit worthiness of the nation's fifth-largest school district.

  • Feds warn Oregon not to let students easily skip Common Core 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 9:26 am

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon schools stand to lose $140 million a year or more in federal funding if state lawmakers vote to enable parents to opt out of standardized testing more easily, a top U.S. education official is warning.

  • 2 public college presidents paid over $1M in annual ranking 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 6:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - Fewer public college presidents hit the $1 million mark in earnings in 2014 compared with the previous year, according to a new survey.