The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a new set of benchmarks designed to promote K–12 science education with an emphasis on engineering and technology. Join REL Mid-Atlantic for a free webinar to explore how these new standards will affect science instruction and teacher evaluation.
Researchers examined the impacts of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program on academic and behavioral outcomes of students in grades 9–12 in Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS). The program provides KPS students with scholarships to attend any community college or public university in Michigan. The study used a quasi-experimental design in which baseline equivalence of the groups cannot be demonstrated. Therefore, the research does not meet What Works Clearinghouse group design standards.
The average score for eighth-grade AI/AN students in reading was higher in 2009 than in 2007, and the percentage of AI/AN students at or above Proficient and at Advanced in mathematics was higher in 2009 than in 2005. (Read more)
Between 1985 and 2008, public school enrollment rose 26 percent, from 39.4 million to 49.8 million. (Read more)