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Afternoon Announcements: Santa Fe Public Schools Works to Keep Students from Dropping Out

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April 08, 2013 08:05 pm

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Santa Fe Public Schools is embarking on an education reform plan to engage more students for longer and keep them in school until they graduate. As part of the program, the district wants to know why students drop out of school and how to keep them from doing so. Santa Fe New Mexican

A new study finds that the best performing schools have principals who have been there for at least six years. The study examines how school leadership impacts student achievement. Education Next

Despite debates on teacher pensions and performance evaluations, teacher retention is rising in New York City. New data shows that more than 80% of public schoolteachers have at least five years of experience, compared to two-thirds of educators with the same amount of experience in 2002. Wall Street Journal

The Georgia Department of Education will begin assigning number grades to schools in an effort to move beyond standardized tests and give parents the more information possible. They’re calling the new system the College and Career Ready Performance Index. The grades range from zero to 100. Education Week

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