Missouri’s education department released its annual report cards measuring how schools perform, and the overall grade is: incomplete.
Universal free lunch is linked to better test scores in New York City, new report finds
Kansas City Star: Preliminary Missouri preliminary school report cards are out. However, districts and charter schools must wait until November to receive their final scores, which will inform accreditation decisions.
State's school reports to have new look
Chalkbeat: The Syracuse University’s Center for Policy Research assessed the impact of universal free lunch on students who previously didn’t have access to such a meals program. Researchers found “statistically significant” bumps in reading and math state test scores once students attended schools with universal free lunch.
School goes to work for St. Louis high school students
Columbia Daily Tribune: Annual performance reports for schools will be released Thursday, but they’ll have a different format from the one parents have seen for the past several years.
Education Week: ACT to Change How Students Retake Exam, Add 'Superscore'
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Centers for Advanced Professional Studies program provides career-training programs that can give a head start to students heading to college and hands-on experience for those going straight into the workforce.
Kansas City Star: There are 100,000 teachers in Missouri and Kansas. How come only 1% are black men?
Education Week: Changes to the ACT exam next fall include the ability for students to retake individual sections of the college-entrance exam, the option for a fifth section in writing, and the addition of a “superscore” calculated by ACT in score reports to colleges.
Columbia Missourian: University of Missouri admission now guaranteed to community college students
Kansas City Star: Charles King remembers in his third year teaching a parent called him aside and told him to be more authentic, to let some of his roots show because the black students in that urban Houston school needed to know he was one of them. The encounter changed the way that King, now 39 and the head of a Kansas City teacher training program, would deal with students the rest of his teaching career. For the first time he realized the importance “and the power” of being a black man in a classroom.
Post-Dispatch: Washington University's Pledge program will provide a free college education for low-income students from Missouri and southern Illinois
Columbia Missourian: Missouri community college students who meet selected requirements will soon be eligible for guaranteed admission to the University of Missouri.
EdWeek: How Do Kids Learn to Read? What the Science Says
Post-Dispatch: Starting next fall, Washington University will provide a free education to any student from Missouri or southern Illinois whose family income is under $75,000.
IHE: Judge Upholds Harvard's Admissions Policies
EdWeek: EdWeek presents an overview of the research on early reading in grades K-2: what’s known about how we should teach letter-sound patterns, and what we don’t know for sure yet.
IHE: A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Harvard University's admissions policies do not discriminate against Asian American applicants.