Update to the National Indian Education Study Coming July 3

A Facebook post from the National Assessment of Education Progress says

A new report on the achievement of American Indian and Alaska Native students will be released on July 3. Learn more and see the last report.http://buzz.mw/-X8n_0

https://www.facebook.com/NationalAssessmentofEducationalProgress

The link for the National Indian Education Study is embedded in the quote, but here it is if you need to copy and paste. The information on the site is part of The Nation’s Report Card area of the National Center for Education Statistics. The update will probably be at the same site.

URL: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nies/

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White House Office Hours with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan | ED.gov Blog

Interested in what’s going on in education? Save this on your calendar for Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 2:00PM EDT. It’s a live Q&A on Twitter with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

The announcement includes a link for sending questions, as well as to the sites where the session will be posted (in case you miss the live chat!).

White House Office Hours with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan | ED.gov Blog.

URL: http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/06/white-house-office-hours-with-secretary-of-education-arne-duncan/

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School Sees ‘Turnaround’ Progress in Just Two Years | ED.gov Blog

It can be done! Look what an elementary school in Kansas City, Kansas, did. A new principal, some staff changes, a new attitude, and a grant from SIG, the Schools Improvement Program–and a school that went from 45% of students in the  warning area for reading to just 2% low scorers.

Kudos to everyone who made this happen: prinicpal, teachers and support staff, and parents. You made it happen!

From the ed.gov blog:

School Sees ‘Turnaround’ Progress in Just Two Years | ED.gov Blog.

(http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/06/school-sees-turnaround-progress-in-just-two-years/)

To be honest, I do not understand why more schools did not take advantage of a change model. Sometimes, it takes moving only a few people to make a difference. Get rid of the chronic complainers who make little or no effort to change, and you are left with people who are willing to learn and make changes in their environment that places the students and their needs first. Too many schools that received SIG funds did so by attempting changes through other models. I would be interested to see what progress was made overall by SIG category. Maybe the information is forthcoming…

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