Education

Friday Reading List: Test Scores and More

By Dakarai I. Aarons — August 26, 2010 1 min read

Like the rest of us, I’m sure you have been busy this week reading about who won Race to the Top (or didn’t) and anniversary stories on Hurricane Katrina.

As always, there’s lots more newsy stuff we didn’t get to talk about this week, so here’s some of the best stories you may not have yet read.


  • An analysis of the District of Columbia’s test score data shows progress has slowed in closing achievement gaps. While overall gaps have narrowed since Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee took over in 2007, the gap now isn’t closing as quickly.

  • Parents in Jefferson County, Ky. (which includes Lousiville) are upset about changes to the district’s student-assignment plan that led to confusion, and in a few instances, students not getting home until hours after school ended.

  • New York Gov. David A. Paterson could really use your help figuring out what President Obama’s signature education program is called.

A version of this news article first appeared in the District Dossier blog.