Now student debt is not just hurting students

On March 5, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

At the end of 2003, American students and graduates owed just $253 billion in aggregate debt; by the end of 2013, American students’ debt had ballooned to a total of $1.08 trillion, an increase of over 300% Read more in the TIME article; Student Loans Are Ruining Your Life. Now They’re Ruining the Economy Too

ELLs and Nation’s Report Card: No Change in Reading and Math Performance

On November 13, 2013, in ELL, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From Education Week blog on Language and Learning, data from last week’s National Report Card has shown the state and progress of ELLs. Find it here.

Almanac of Higher Education 2013

On November 7, 2013, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From the Chronicle of Education comes a comprehensive list of data and analysis on the state of Higher Education for 2013. Find it here.

Results for the 2013 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Assessments are released.

On November 7, 2013, in News & Events, STEM, by Shannon Hillman

From the Nation’s Report Card, results from the 2013 NAEP assessments show fourth- and eighth-graders making progress in mathematics and reading. Nationally representative samples of more than 376,000 fourth-graders and 341,000 eighth-graders were assessed in either mathematics or reading in 2013. Results are reported for public and private school students in the nation, and for […]

Helping Diverse Learners Master The Common Core

On November 2, 2013, in Common Core, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From the Editorial Projects in Education “Moving beyond the Mainstream-  Helping Diverse Learners Master the Common Core”. Find it here.

New Report out shows large variations in Teacher Evaluation between States.

On October 15, 2013, in News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

A new report out from the Center of Public Education looks trends occurring in Teacher Evaluations between the states. Find the report here.

San Antonio’s new ambitious pre-school program

On October 10, 2013, in Early Learning, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

Just weeks after the city of San Antonio launched its innovative, $248 million Pre-K 4 SA program for preschoolers from poor and working-class families, administrators have already made adjustments both large and small to improve the system. The program is the brainchild of Mayor Julian Castro who pushed through a sales tax hike to finance the […]

Science Standards Challenges Envisioned for Next-Generation Science Tests

On October 7, 2013, in Common Core, News & Events, STEM, by Shannon Hillman

Amidst growing fights over Common Core standards and tests for math and English, the common science standards have been quietly gaining steam. But some experts predict that measuring student progress under these standards may require even more testing innovation than the Common Core. So far, seven states have adopted the Next-Generation Science Standards. See an […]

Assessments/Common Core State Chiefs Set Criteria for ‘High-Quality’ Assessment.

On October 3, 2013, in News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

State superintendents are demanding that testmakers, including the two consortia building tests for the common standards, adhere to four principles to create “high-quality assessment.” A Council of Chief State School Officers report describes how assessment practice should ensure test accessibility and security, and create user-friendly reports that chart students’ progress and provide data that can […]

Legislative Testimony

On February 21, 2013, in News & Events, by admin

Don’t forget to check out our legislative testimony page. We’ve collected our submitted testimony for this year’s legislative session for increased accessibility of educational shareholders. See what HEPC has been up to here.

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