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The foundations of the alliance of Western states against the fighters of the Islamic state were asked at the Paris conference on Monday. These findings from the survey, as well as others, reveal a large disconnect between the solid support for the goals of the Common Core initiative among the teachers interviewed -- 68% of whom have been teachers for 10 or more years -- and their serious concerns about how it will affect students and teachers. This gap in attitudes is also evident in what teachers feel is the appropriate time frame for introducing different aspects of the Common Core. Praise for the Common Core curriculum standards is widespread among teachers whose schools used the standards in 2013-2014 -- that's one in four teachers -- and who are familiar enough with the standards to offer an opinion about the academic rigor of its two main components. Elementary and middle school teachers see more rigor in the new standards than high school teachers do. The majority of teachers agree with four main arguments in favor of the Common Core that were tested in the survey, as well as four main arguments against it. In terms of advantages, teachers are most likely to agree (76%) that having unified standards helps teachers to better educate students who move from different states.
Six in 10 teachers agree that Common Core standards will facilitate better teacher training, and half say it will improve student assessment or ensure equality of educational opportunity throughout the U.S. On the flip side, nearly nine in 10 teachers (89%) agree that linking teacher evaluations to student testing is unfair, and three-quarters (78%) agree that the tests take too much time away from teaching. An elementary school teacher from South Carolina said, "Student populations are not spread evenly among teachers. Yet despite these types of serious concerns that emerged in teacher follow-up comments, teachers as a whole are evenly divided about the merits of Common Core, with 41% saying their overall impression of it is positive and 44% negative -- hardly an outright rejection of the program. For results based on the sample of 854 public school teachers, the margin of sampling error is ±5 percentage points. Gallup Panel members are selected using probability-based methods including random-digit-dial (RDD) methods for selection of landline and cellphone numbers, and address-based-sampling (ABS).
Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's favorable ratings are almost exactly the same now as they were before their party's convention, despite some temporary movement as each convention unfolded. Americans' views of what President Barack Obama's election means for black progress and race relations are much less positive today, near the end of his presidency, than they were right after he was elected and early in his presidency.
Americans' opinions of the political parties are unchanged following both parties' conventions, with the Democratic Party maintaining a more positive image than the Republican Party.
About four in 10 Americans (39%) in August say it is a good time to find a quality job, down slightly from 43% in July. Favorable ratings of vice presidential nominees Mike Pence and Tim Kaine are rising, but Pence's gains have been more substantial than Kaine's since their respective nominating conventions.
Shortly after the announcement of "Vision 2030," Saudi residents saw a marked improvement in life evaluations. Thirteen percent of Americans say they currently smoke marijuana, nearly double the percentage found three years ago. December 15, 2013 - Rob Kania, physics teacher at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, looked "happier than Santa Claus on Christmas Eve" when he dropped in at Wal-Mart with his student elves. November 1, 2013 - Discovery Charter School principal Ernesto Martinez announced at the school's board meeting that Discovery will hold its first ever Read-a-Thon for two weeks starting Monday, November 11. October 16, 2013 - Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy held its first Fundraiser Skate Party at Roller Dome South on October 14.
October 16, 2013 - On October 16, during National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Carondelet Leadership Academy teacher Samantha Scott was part of a podcast featuring the Starkloff Disability Institute (SDI), whose goal is to enable people with disabilities to live independently. September 25, 2013 - On Wednesday, third through sixth grade students at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy learned a little about benefits of honesty and selflessness. September 19, 2013 - Food 4 Kids, a program that each week provides a bag of ready-to-eat foods for needy kids in school, will reach 1,600 students this year, up 400 from last year, according to organizers with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
September 7, 2013 - East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy was among the 21 schools, and the sole charter school, in Northwest Indiana with a 100 percent passing rate on the IREAD-3.
August 29, 2013 - Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy is now a few weeks into its second year of operation. August 29, 2013 - At Discovery's Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, member Janine Girzadas said digging could start this weekend by school associates for an area measuring roughly 30-foot wide by 20 feet in length, which will serve as an outdoor classroom for about 30 students. August 22, 2013 - Thursday was move-in day at the University of Southern Indiana as first-year students began relocating from home life with family to dorm life with new roommates. August 1, 2013 - Starting today, Thursday, August 1, Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy will hold weekly tours from 4-6 PM. August 1, 2013 - About 70 local middle and high school students, including students from Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, attended an eight-week Engineering Technology Summer High School Workshop at Purdue University Calumet. August 1, 2013 - Diane Medley, Student Service Specialist at Discovery Charter School, offers several suggestions on how parents can help alleviate back to school stress, including easing back into daily routines and becoming more familiar with who their new teacher will be so they'll know what to expect. July 29, 2013 - In response to widespread problems associated with CTB McGraw-Hill's administration of the high-stakes ISTEP this spring, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz hired Dr. July 29, 2013 - About 30 middle school students from Hammond, Calumet Township, and East Chicago, including several students from East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy, had an opportunity to be exposed to the STEM-related disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math while simultaneously getting a taste of college life at Purdue University Calumet. June 22, 2013 - Floats, decorated cars and performance groups were among the roughly 50 entries that lined up June 22 on Indiana Harbor Drive from Martin Luther King Jr. June 12, 2013 - Barden Gary Foundation recently hosted its seventh annual scholarship awards dinner for Gary high school seniors who are members of the foundation's scholarship program. June 10, 2013 - Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced today that the Department of Education has hired the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (NCIEA) to determine whether testing interruptions experienced by students in April invalidated high stakes ISTEP test scores. June 7, 2013 - WNDU News in South Bend featured a story about the DARE program at Xavier School of Excellence.
May 31, 2013 - Thea Bowman Leadership Academy junior Marsalis Gibson won a state championship in the 110-meter high hurdles on May 31, becoming Bowman Academy's first individual state champion in track and field. May 25, 2013 - Laughter and appreciation were in plentiful supply on May 23 as the East Chicago Education Foundation hosted its annual Teachers of Excellence Recognition Dinner at Block Junior High School. May 24, 2013 - Elonne Gibson, an eighth grade student at Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy, was among the recently honored inductees of the National Achievers Society (NAS) for their outstanding work during the current school year. May 24, 2013 - Paula Jackson-Eaglin, Director of Member Services and New School Development at the Indiana Public Charter Schools Association, visited two AQS schools this week. May 24, 2013 - When 9-year-old Sander Owens saw Alex Trebek hosting the 2012 National Geographic Bee on TV, he knew he had to be a part of it. May 20, 2013 - Amira Abunadi of East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy will be among the honorees at the 2013 Teachers of Excellence Recognition Dinner at Block Junior High School on May 23. May 20, 2013 - Bartlett's Gourmet Grill in Beverly Shores, IN, will hold its First Annual Oyster Fest on Sunday, May 26, from 12-4pm. May 19, 2013 - Staff and students from Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy, including second grader Kayana Craig, were among local Fort Wayne residents who participated in the national Great American Cleanup campaign on May 20. May 15, 2013 - The Illinois State Board of Education Nutrition Programs Division announced that Plato Learning Academy is among the schools selected to participate in the Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the 2013-14 school year. May 13, 2013 - Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced Indiana's 4 Star schools for 2013 today. May 13, 2013 - Support Dunes Learning Center's mission and celebrate excellence in environmental education at the annual fundraising dinner on Friday, July 26, in Hobart, IN.
May 13, 2013 - Three Lake County schools have created new science clubs with funding from Cargill Inc. May 3, 2013 - Education Week is reporting that widespread technical failures and interruptions of online testing in multiple states have "shaken the confidence of educators and policymakers in high-tech assessment methods and raised serious concerns about schools' technological readiness for future online tests." Disruptions occurred last week across Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Oklahoma, and hundreds, if not thousands, of tests may be invalidated.
May 2, 2013 - Congressman Marlin Stutzman expressed support for charter schools during a tour of Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy in Fort Wayne on May 1. April 29, 2013 - According to statistics from the National Thirst Project, over 1 billion people on the planet do not have access to clean water and proper sanitization. April 24, 2013 - Cathy Washington and Lindsey Walsh, fourth grade team teachers at Xavier School of Excellence, have been participating in professional development about flipped classrooms and will pilot the flipped classroom model for the remainder of the school year. April 24, 2013 - Staff from the Fort Wayne Urban League volunteered for Junior Achievement's "JA in a Day" at Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy. April 23, 2013 - Passages Charter School first grade teacher Karla Caunca and kindergarten teacher Christian Hoeffel were among the 16 teachers from all over the city of Chicago to have participated in or graduated from Fit to Learn, Healthy Schools Campaign's free wellness-focused professional development program, during the 2012-2013 school year. April 22, 2013 - The main offices of both Plato Learning Academy primary school campus and Plato Learning Academy middle school campus feature a plaque honoring the memory of Austin community leader Reverend Lewis Flowers. Xavier School of Excellence student among the finalists for Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Club of St. April 21, 2013 - Six outstanding youth are competing to become Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Club of St. April 20, 2013 - Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy's step team performed a 12-minute routine in Bloomington for Indiana University's famed Little 500 bicycle race on April 20.
April 16, 2013 - Thea Bowman Leadership Academy's boys basketball team was honored by the top political leaders in the state on April 16. April 16, 2013 - Representative Charles Brown led the Indiana House of Representatives today in congratulating Thea Bowman Leadership Academy's boys basketball team, the first team in Indiana history to win state titles in multiple classes. April 15, 2013 - The next enrollment open house for Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy in Fort Wayne is scheduled for April 25 from 6-8pm.
April 15, 2013 - On Friday, April 12, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson officially launched the "Breakfast with the Mayor" program.
April 15, 2013 - Carondelet Leadership Academy families and friends will enjoy "Diversity Night" on April 25 from 6-7:30pm. April 10, 2013 - Invited by the Discovery Art Program, professional illustrator and fine artist Mitch Markovitz came to Discovery Charter School to talk about South Shore Poster art. April 8, 2013 - Discovery Charter School fourth grader Sander Owens was a top 10 finalist at the Indiana National Geographic Bee on April 5. March 26, 2013 - Thirteen students in grades 3 through 8 from Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy performed at the Indiana Statewide Stepshow hosted by the Alpha Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. March 26, 2013 - Passages Charter School is one of eight elementary schools participating in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Music Activity Partnership program during the 2013 season.
March 24, 2013 - Thea Bowman Leadership Academy's boys basketball team defeated Linton-Stockton on Saturday to win the Class 2A state championship title. March 22, 2013 - East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy's seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball team finished the season at 27-1, despite practicing in the school's cafeteria. March 20, 2013 - Linden Jackson, a 6-foot senior guard on Thea Bowman Academy's boys basketball team, is an artist on and off the court.
March 13, 2013 - Twenty-six rain barrels from 19 different schools are entered in the first annual Porter County School Rain Barrel Design Contest that will take place at the 2013 Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration. March 12, 2013 - Ball State University has scheduled appeal hearing dates for two Gary schools that were notified their charters would not be renewed.
March 12, 2013 - More than 300 high school students attended a World Affairs Conference at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond to discuss whether world peace is possible and why they should care.


March 11, 2013 - Today's Chicago Tribune features an article about a meeting held on the North Side on Sunday to discuss several issues of the 49th Ward.
March 7, 2013 - Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education is a reality at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy. March 5, 2013 - PARCC released a new planning tool today that will help districts and schools in 21 states and the District of Columbia get ready for new assessments in the 2014-2015 school year. March 4, 2013 - Discovery Charter School participated in the Jump Rope for Heart program for the third year in a row and raised $7,800 to benefit the American Heart Association. March 4, 2013 - On February 26, the Missouri Charter Public School Association co-hosted a tour of several St. February 28, 2013 - At Wednesday's board meeting, Chicago's Board of Education approved the recommended five-year renewal of Plato Learning Academy and of Passages Charter School. February 28, 2013 - Discovery Charter School is the host site for the Camp Invention summer enrichment program to be held from June 10-14.
February 26, 2013 - All AQS campuses incorporate character education into daily classroom activities. February 20, 2013 - Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy heard a report Tuesday from the state's Charter School Board about its accountability system for charter schools.
February 20, 2013 - More than 1 million students in 6,000 member schools of the Smarter Balanced Consortium today began administering a Pilot Test of the new assessment system.
February 19, 2013 - Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy in Fort Wayne will host informational meetings on February 21 from 10-11 am, March 26 from 6-8 pm, and April 25 from 6-8 pm. February 15, 2013 - The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra performed classical music of major composers at East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy.
February 13, 2013 - Kindergarten through third grade students at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy held their annual music program on Tuesday. February 12, 2013 - Excerpts from the President's State of the Union address: Today, fewer than 3 in 10 four year-olds are enrolled in a high-quality preschool program. February 11, 2013 - Passages Charter School has launched an improved website offering a new look and enhanced functionality for current and prospective families. January 2013 - All American Quality Schools campuses administer NWEA's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments up to three times per year. January 31, 2013 - Passages Charter School was one of six charter schools in the state and one of four charter schools in Chicago to be named to the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll.
January 31, 2013 - A mini-movie from Plato Learning Academy premiered today during the school's Character Counts! January 30, 2013 - The Discovery Trackers 4-H Club members made four security blankets for Project Linus as their community service project at this month's meeting in the library of Discovery Charter School.
January 29, 2013 - The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) today released its rankings of the country's 43 charter school laws.
January 25, 2013 - Staff at Discovery Charter School, as well as representatives from local law enforcement agencies, participated in an eight-hour active shooter and intruder response course designed to bridge the gap between responding officers and the school in the event of an active threat situation. January 24, 2013 - The Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance levels of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) for elementary and middle school students during Thursday's Board meeting in Springfield.
January 21, 2013 - Tacarra Holden didn't mind the fact that her legs were aching Monday as President Barack Obama appeared on the Capitol's steps to take his oath and speak.
January 7, 2013 - Gallup research strongly suggests that the longer students stay in school, the less engaged engaged they become. December 11, 2012 - Two students from Thea Bowman Leadership Academy will be among the seven high school seniors from Gary attending the upcoming Presidential Inauguration. December 10, 2012 - American Quality Schools sadly announces that Reverend Lewis Flowers, a member of the AQS board of directors, passed away on December 9, 2012. December 6, 2012 - Students and teachers of Discovery Charter School will join the Google world in a few weeks. November 26, 2012 - Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy's Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday night had all the traditional fixin's.
November 1, 2012 - Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) announced today that it has awarded 400 schools nationwide with 'Action for Healthy Kids in Schools' grants. October 8, 2012 - American Quality Schools held its first All-Staff Professional Day of the 2012-2013 academic year on October 5 at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy High School campus in Gary, Indiana. September 15, 2012 - Although it has only been operating for three years, LEAD College Prep Academy high school is working hard to prepare its students for the future. The majority of teachers interviewed would prefer to start using the curriculum standards either this school year (28%) or later (32%), while 26% say they would never do so. About half would implement the testing component either this school year (8%) or eventually (41%), while a substantial 40% say they would never implement it. Sixty percent of these teachers believe the Common Core math standards are more rigorous than the math standards their schools used previously, and half (51%) believe the English language arts (ELA) standards are more rigorous. However, teachers more broadly agree with the four statements describing possible disadvantages of Common Core than with the four statements highlighting its possible advantages.
Nearly two-thirds agree that Common Core gives students too little time for creative learning (63%) and takes too much control away from teachers (64%). Some students will have learning disabilities and some will have familial and environmental factors that do not allow them to progress at the same rate as others.
Policy and Advocacy Team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is not surprised by teachers' resistance to any single-measure evaluation, including the Common Core test.
And parents' and students' complaints about over-testing appear to be less widespread than news accounts might suggest. Several dozen Thea Bowman seniors shopped for toys, gifts and clothes for needy kids across Northwest Indiana.
If each of the 490 students at Discovery Charter School read 20 minutes per day and got five supporters to pledge 10 cents for each minute read during the Read-a-Thon or a flat $24 donation, the school would earn $58,800. Parents, students and staff participated in games and races and included three student winners: first grader Demonte Carlisle, fifth grader Devonte Woods, and 8th grader Brenda Robinson.
Through their Next Step program, SDI works with employers and job-seekers to help bridge the unemployment gap between persons with and without disabilities - only 20 percent of working age people with disabilities have jobs.
Charron Hall, 10, was honored for her honesty after she found a wallet full of money at the local park and promptly returned it to its owner. Girzadas said she is still mulling the type of seating best suited for the project such as picnic tables or wood benches which would give it a more classroom-style feel.
Among the USI students beginning a new chapter in their lives was Hammond native Khiry Cousert.
The program was free for any interested high school student or to middle school students with references. While fifth grader Paul Kennedy looks forward to going back to Discovery Charter this fall, his younger brother Owen, who will be entering third grade, is more apprehensive. Richard Hill of the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment to review the results. PUC hosted Project Excel, a two-week academic enrichment program that ran through July 26, featuring project-based learning activities, classroom experiences, speakers, field trips and campus life. He was class valedictorian at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy and in track and field he captured the state title as an individual in the 110 meter hurdle. Parents, principals, counselors, and teachers joined the foundation's board of directors to celebrate with the 38 students from various Gary high schools receiving a total of $50,100 in scholarship awards.
Phase 1 of the validation process will consist of reviewing whether administrative testing problems materially affected student scores.
Each year teachers and administrators from public, private and charter schools in East Chicago choose one outstanding teacher at each school to be honored. NAS is an academic society of the National Urban League for minority scholars in grades 6-12 and part of a long-standing partnership between Urban Leagues and African American churches.
In a partnership with the Tobacco Free Allen County County Coalition, the Fort Wayne Urban League added an educational element to the cleanup as 20 young volunteers picked up trash from the area surrounding the Urban League, the Pontiac Branch Public Library, and CANI Head Start. The purpose of the program is to increase fresh fruit and fresh vegetable consumption in elementary schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program.
Discovery Charter School was among the 313 schools across the state that received the award.
The dinner will feature a presentation of the 2013 Green Apple award to Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, music by Chicago's Sanctified Grumblers and a silent auction. This has prompted concern about Common Core online testing scheduled to begin nationwide in 2014-15. This reality sparked the IUN Geology Club to sponsor the second annual Walk for Water event at Marquette Park Beach.
Flipped learning inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside of class and moving homework into the classroom. Reverend Flowers was instrumental in the founding of Plato Learning Academy in 2008 and served as chairman of the school board. Joseph County, including Theresa Morrow, an eighth grade student at Xavier School of Excellence.
Thirteen girls in grades 3 through 8 make up the team, which formed shortly after the school opened in last fall. The Indiana Senate and House formally congratulated the Class 2A state champions along with their coach and manager.
Each month Mayor Freeman-Wilson will visit a school in Gary and have breakfast with students, who will ask her questions about city government and Gary's future. Markovitz is best known for the "Just Around the Corner" series of the South Shore Line posters in Northwest Indiana. One hundred students from across the state took part in the competition at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. As a Music Activity Partnership school, The Symphony's Civic Orchestra musicians performed for Passages' fourth, fifth, and sixth graders for two consecutive Fridays.
Participating schools, including Discovery Charter School, were supplied with rain barrels that classes could paint or design using environmentally friendly materials. Students watched a video featuring former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton, who is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. Residents are asking their alderman, Joe Moore, to publicly oppose the opening of future charter schools. Twenty students from grades 3-6 participated in the Wired for Wind Science Challenge with materials provided by Lake County 4-H Department. The Jump Rope for Heart program helps students learn or improve their jump rope skills while also empowering them to enrich their own health and help other kids with heart-health issues.
The program is open to students entering grades 1-6 throughout the Duneland area, not just Discovery students. The Pilot Test is the first of two large-scale tryouts of the assessments prior to implementation in the 2014-15 school year.
Each grade chose a different song to sing, some with musical accompaniment and some with a skit or play. Every dollar we invest in early childhood education can save more than seven dollars later on. Developed by educators, researchers, and psychometricians, MAP is a computer-based adaptive assessment that provides precise and immediate feedback so teachers can pinpoint current student learning needs, personalize instructional planning and promote student engagement. Forty two states and the District of Columbia received a score on its law's strength based on the 20 essential components from the NAPCS model law, which include measuring quality and accountability, equitable access to funding and facilities and limited caps on charter school growth.
The course included training to assist school personnel in their ability to prevent, report, and if necessary, protect themselves and their students from an active threat during the critical moments while waiting for law enforcement.


The new performance levels will align with the more rigorous Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Math and prepare for the higher expectations of a new assessment system set to debut in 2014-15. The Gallup Student Poll surveyed nearly 500,000 students in grades five through 12 from more than 1,700 public schools in 37 states in 2012. The students wrote winning essays around the idea of creating a city of Gary "where anything is possible," which earned them an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. He was a member of the AQS board since August 2011, and also served as chairman of Plato Learning Academy. The school board gave Integrated Technology teacher Jennifer Frankowski permission to download Google Apps for Education, which will keep classes connected with collaborative study programs. The grants, funded by the Walmart Foundation, are part of AFHK's School Grants for Healthy Kids program, which is designed to improve access to healthy foods at school and bolster nutrition education for over 270,000 children.
Far fewer (17%) would ever implement the teacher evaluation component; 79% would never implement it. Relatively few believe either set of standards is less rigorous than what was in place previously, while the rest say they are about the same. Sixty percent or more of elementary and middle school teachers say these standards are more rigorous than what their school used previously, but about half as many high school teachers (34%) agree. As an education expert who has conducted extensive studies with teachers about how they view the evaluation process, Ward says, "Teachers want two criteria in the components of their evaluations -- multiple measures and actionable feedback.
7, 2014, via the Gallup Panel, with a random sample of 854 public K-12 school teachers, aged 18 and older, with Internet access, living in all 50 U.S. 1 thing I'm impressed with at the school is the culture that is being created," said Jonathan Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League. There will be a piece of slate that will act as a chalk board and the flooring will be done using water permeable pavers.
Khiry skipped two grades in high school i?? he attended the Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary i?? and was starting college at age sixteen 300 miles away from home. Craig Engle, clinical assistant professor in mechatronics engineering technology, said the program is part of a wider effort "to get students interested in a science, technology, engineering or math-related careers, such as a career in mechatronics, where there is a shortfall of skilled employees. Gibson is one of the 1,000 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars in the world and one of three living in Northwest Indiana.
The parade was the sixth annual event hosted by the I Too Sing America Organization of NWI Inc., which awards three $500 scholarships annually to Northweast Indiana students. This year's honorees included Thea Bowman Leadership Academy students Tenia Martin, Marcus Lloyd, Danielle Pickens, Shiyenne Talley, and She'Terra Williams.
Phase 2 of the analysis will consist of determining whether scores should be equated or adjusted based on the findings of Phase 1.
The students learned about how to resist peer pressure, say no to drugs and resist violence. This year's recipients included Amira Abunadi, a third grade teacher at East Chicago Urban Enterpise Academy. Students receiving this honor are eligible for local and national Urban League scholarships.
Jackson-Eaglin visited Xavier School of Excellence in South Bend on Wednesday, toured the school and attended the school board meeting.
I'm glad there are academic as well as athletic competitions, and I liked knowing there are a lot of other kids who like geography, too," he said. Marshall Academy kindergarten teacher Felicia Farr said, "It's so immportant to do this because it helps beautify our community and the areas we have. More than 100 students are participating in the program, which emphasizes hands-on learning about science, engineering, and technology. Coincidently, just before the testing problems arose in Indiana, the state legislature passed and sent to the governor a bill that would "pause" Common Core implementation there. Annali Sasak, a fourth grader at Discovery Charter School, said, "I feel it is kind of unfair that some people do not get clean water and we do.
Three awards including Youth of the Year, the Junior awardee, and the Great Big Kid award will be presented at BGCSJC Greatest Kid Celebration at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Bend on Saturday April 27. Marshall Academy's principal Tameka Wilson leads the squad and said it has been a great exercise in team building and leadership for students.
Brown's official press release stated that "head coach Marvin Rea and his team promote the same leadership development taught by the school's namesake Thea Bowman, an African-American nun who dedicated her life to educating future leaders in the community." Rep.
Sander was one of seven students to receive a perfect score in the preliminary rounds which earned him a spot in the final round of the competition. The group also analyzed the conflict in Syria and debated the best time for the international community to intervene.
According to the article, a resident stated that she had to pull her children out of Passages Charter School because "the cost of sending them to the school was too great". The weeklong camp will focus on science and technological education using problem-solving and hands-on teamwork. Claire Fiddian-Green, the state board's director, spoke to Thurgood Marshall Academy's board after visiting the school. In states that make it a priority to educate our youngest children, studies show students grow up more likely to read and do math at grade level, graduate high school, and hold a job.
The competition is made up of four rounds with three different team members competing in each round.
In recent months, with educators being asked to do more with less and instructional time increasingly threatened by high-stakes accountability exams, some questions have been raised about the validity and value of standardized tests, including MAP.
The essays asked the students to showcase their leadership abilities while complementing a variety of skill sets, such as writing, logic, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.
Reverend Flowers was president and chairman of the Westside Ministers Coalition, a founding partner of Westside Services Providers Network, and was involved in many other community and service oriented projects and programs.
Frankowski said using the technology will cut down on the school's cost for paper supplies and that will add to the reputation for "going green." The apps are free to schools like Discovery.
However, this positivity fades when the topic turns to using computerized tests to measure student performance (27%) and linking those test scores to teacher evaluations (9%). And, while few elementary school teachers, 4%, say the Common Core math standards are less rigorous than what their school had before, this more than triples to 14% among high school teachers. Few teachers have real experience with Common Core-aligned assessments because states are just starting to replace their old bubble tests with these new tests that measure real-world skills like problem solving and critical thinking. Scott, who is visually impaired, is a 2012 graduate of the Next Step Initiative and shared during the podcast, "I was fortunate enough to know that I wanted to find a job in teaching. The cost for the project is estimated at $10,000 which will be met through a $5,000 grant received and funds raised by the Parents Action Council. After receiving a brochure and visiting, Khiry said he "fell in love with the campus." He is double majoring in sports management and physical education, and aspires to be a sports agent. Aaron Whittaker, an eighth-grader at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary, said he wants to be like his father, who is a mechanical engineer.
Hill's report: I have spent the last several months talking with Hoosiers about the impact these interruptions had in the classroom.
The Gates Millennium Scholarship allows recipients to have a full ride from their undergraduate studies to a PhD.
As part of the DARE graduation, the fifth graders used their iPad minis to make a video promising to stay away from drugs and presented it to Sergeant Cynthia Guest. Each teacher spoke in a video presentation shown to the crowd of about 200 people who attended the dinner.
After competing with fellow students in a school-level geographic bee at Discovery Charter School in Porter, Owens emerged the winner. The Cargill 4-H Science Club at Thea Bowman Academy enriches the fourth-grade science curriculum with projects ranging from building circuit boards to hatching baby chicks in classroom incubators. Glenda Ritz, Indiana's state superintendent, told Education Week that the state might pull out of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), one of two consortia developing Common Core tests. I think we are pretty lucky to be in a country that has clean water." Annali erected a Lemonade Shakestand outside her family's business, The Marquette Perk, hoping to raise money for the Geology Club.
One of the leaders of the North Side group that hosted Sunday's meeting said, "for some parents, charter schools aren't an option because in some cases they're too expensive." In response to these statements, Patricia Yadgir, vice president of school programs for American Quality Schools, informed the Chicago Tribune that charters are tuition-free public schools and parents pay an annual fee per child, as do parents of Chicago Public Schools students. The Urban Enterprise Academy team will compete on February 28 beginning at 5pm at Kahler Middle School in Dyer, IN.
I'm actually hearing him in person.'" The high school senior was one of seven Gary students chosen to go to the inauguration with the Barden Gary Foundation.
On behalf of everyone at American Quality Schools, we extend our most sincere condolences to Reverend Flowers' family, friends, and colleagues. The "Stand up, speak out, feed out bullying" community dinner was a gathering of students, families and members of the community and gave students the opportunity to show off what they'd learned in character education, a national program focusing on six pillars of strong character. ConfuciusEducation is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. The data are weighted to match national teacher demographics of gender, age, race, Hispanic ethnicity, education and region. But my barriers were really, once finding a school and going to an interview, just how to disclose my disability in a positive way and show that I still had a lot of skills and could be effective in the workplace." Ms. Principal Alethea Fontleroy said the club "has been a wonderful experience for the students and teachers at Thea Bowman. Chad Colby, a spokesman for PARCC, said PARCC will work to solve any technical problems before the Common Core online tests are rolled out. The student fee at Passages Charter School covers field trips and other school-related activities; additionally, Passages offers assistance to families who need help paying the fee. So let's do what works and make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind. Demographic weighting targets are based on the weighted demographic distribution of Gallup's nationally representative nightly poll respondents identified as teachers over a period of four years.
Hill's report found that the statewide average score was not affected by the interruptions, there is no doubt that thousands of Hoosier students were affected.
The Thea Bowman Leadership Academy senior said she appreciated Obama for asking people to come together to help one another.
Four years ago we started Race to the Top, a competition that convinced almost every state to develop smarter curricula and higher standards. While the other students also appreciated that they were able to witness the presidential oath, there were other parts of the weeklong trip that left lasting impressions.
Hill stated in his report, 'We cannot know definitively how students would have scored this spring if the interruptions had not happened.' Because of this, I have given local schools the flexibility they need to minimize the effect these tests have on various matters, such as teacher evaluation and compensation.
Tonight I'm announcing a new challenge to redesign America's high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high-tech economy.
Marcus Lloyd, also a Thea Bowman senior, said his favorite part of the trip was learning about Congress. Eartha KittLearn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.



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