Study: Schools’ Data-Driven Programs Must Be Used to Support Students and Teachers

America’s love for data is nothing new. The real challenge is asking whether the data makes sense. As more states apply data to the classroom in the form of standardized tests and data-driven improvement and accountability (DDIA) programs, this challenge becomes critical for the future of our children and their ability to meet their fullest…

Workshops Focus on Best Practices for Student Achievement

Alliance Districts Focus on Data What gets measured gets done. That was the message today from top education officials who encouraged educators in the Alliance Districts to focus their priorities on maintaining and investing in things that increase student success. “Think about the things that matter most and the factors that influence student achievement and…

Much Deserved Praise for Hard-Working Educators and Students

Aiming for success and achieving success were the dual themes at two education meetings that attracted the attention of Governor Dannel P. Malloy today. In Hartford, educators from the state’s 11 Network Schools, schools with the most stubborn academic and social challenges, shared with the governor details of their school improvement plans and their progress…

The Government Shutdown and Education

Several government-run education websites are offline, and U.S. Department of Education Twitter accounts posted messages early today saying the accounts won’t be updated during the shutdown — but what effect will the shutdown have on students and schools? According to POLITICO, as long as the shutdown is resolved quickly, the effects should be minimal. “A longer…