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  • Instructional Improvement Systems: An Overview

    By: Aaron Morrison | March, 2011 | 3,425 views | No Comments | Posted in: Education Reform

    For years, eyes and ears have been focused on how students in the United States measure up to students in other countries.  Unfortunately, recent studies by the National Center for Education Statistics found that U.S. students placed below average in math and science.  According to the report, “U.S. math scores were not measurably different in 2006 from the previous scores in 2003. But while other countries have improved, the United States has remained stagnant” ( Arne Duncan’s response to these startling results was, “We are lagging [compared] to the rest …

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  • The Recession’s Toll On Education

    By: Paul Smith | January, 2011 | 95,459 views | No Comments | Posted in: News

    This month, Education Week published an article discussing the recession’s toll on K-12 Budgets.  According to this article, the recession’s impact on state and local education budgets “was like a vicious storm that swept across the landscape and left a broad trail of wreckage in its wake.” (EdWeek.Org)
    “Though nearly every state felt the sting of what has been called the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, a complex and varied set of regional factors amplified the fiscal damage for states already struggling with budget pressures, while leaving a handful …

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