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Finding ‘Evidence’-Backed ESSA Strategies a Challenge for Districts, Report Finds

School districts are searching for education vendors whose products have evidence to highlight their effectiveness, but it’s often a struggle for them to find a match.

September 4, 2019 | EdWeek
College Board Is Dropping The 'Adversity Score.' Good.

The College Board announced today that it is dropping its recent plan to calculate an "adversity score" for students who take the SAT. David Coleman, CEO of the College Board admitted, "The idea of a single score was wrong. It was confusing and created the misperception that the indicators are specific to an individual student.”

August 22, 2019 | Forbes
Hardship score for college admission gets mixed reaction in California

Embrace the new “adversity score” in college admissions or ignore it? That’s a question that college officials in California and nationwide are debating now.

August 22, 2019 | EdSource
Districts launch CTE programs geared toward middle school

Students start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up early in life, and these ideas are typically related to a career they’ve been exposed to one way or another. That’s why there are so many 4-year-old future policemen and firefighters running around.

August 21, 2019 | Education Dive
Homeless kids, chronic absenteeism, frustrated parents: L.A. Unified is back to school and trying to help

Nearly half a million Los Angeles children and teenagers streamed into more than 1,000 public campuses for a new school year Tuesday, many carrying burdens from the world outside through the schoolyard gates: homelessness, malnutrition and difficulties at home that can contribute to chronic absenteeism, discipline problems and low academic achievement.

August 20, 2019 | LA Times
SBCUSD vice president highlights district programs for 2019-2020

SBCUSD's Linked Learning has over 50 career pathway academies available to students at its nine high schools, linking students to potential employers through San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools' Generation GO program.

August 15, 2019 | Highland News
How High-Quality Assessments Prepare Students For Workforce Readiness

Investors have been busy the past several weeks as many of the country’s largest companies released the most recent quarterly reports of their earnings and performance.

August 14, 2019 | Forbes
Is time up on standardized tests for college admissions?

The University of Chicago made headlines last June when it announced it was going test-optional to encourage more first-generation and low-income students to apply.

August 14, 2019 | Education Dive