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In the News: Algebra-for-all has downside, study shows
The push for algebra-for-all policies may inadvertently take a toll on high-achieving students, suggests a new study by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research and reported by Education Week.The research looked at changes in math scores in a set of Chicago public schools after the district enacted a policy in 1997 requiring all 9th graders to take Algebra I. Mathematics achievement gains for high-performers dropped in those schools most affected by the policy, when compared with a control group, the study finds. The main reason, it suggests, was the shift to mixed ability grouping in classrooms.
St. Scholastica Academy, one of the city’s oldest schools for girls, is set to re-open this fall as a public charter school.
Mayor Emanuel greeted students and parents on the first day of class at a South Side charter, and delivered his standard line about how Chicago children "deserve a full, quality education that will help them succeed and excel." (ENews Park Forest)
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Highland Park School District, one of Michigan's lowest-performing academically, says it will turn over its three schools and nearly 1,000 students to a private, for-profit charter school company—the second district in Michigan to take such a drastic step to avert financial collapse. (Wall Street Journal)
D.C. Public Schools is planning to reduce the power that students' standardized test scores have over teachers' performance ratings and job security, The Washington Examiner reports.
District of Columbia school officials say 98 teachers have been fired after receiving low scores on a key evaluation instrument. (The Washington Post)