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Data for the class of 2013 show slight gains for Hispanic and African-American students. The number of test-takers, meanwhile, declined slightly from the prior year.
The struggling city school district is resting its hopes on replicating the success of the Science Leadership Academy, a school that emphasizes tech-focused, project-based learning.
More and more urban communities are adopting common applications, deadlines, and lotteries to smooth the enrollment process for parents—and schools.
A flurry of media reports indicate that districts are making significant security system purchases, from adding high-tech "visitor management" systems to installing new video surveillance technologies.
Members of the business community are being urged to rally support for the common standards in statehouses and communities where they are under attack from some on both the political left and right.