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December 21, 2012 03:32 pm


High School Soup will be on holiday break until January 2nd. We will still be posting intermittently on our twitter and facebook accounts with education-related news. Follow us there. Happy holidays!

Maryland’s new metric for measuring school progress, the School Progress Index, aims to increase the number of students with proficient scores on standards tests by 2017. It sets more realistic targets for student achievement. Baltimore Sun

What were the top education issues of 2012? Vote and see the results of this poll. Education Next

Unless we can increase parity between schools that serve low-income students and affluent students, we may never close the achievement gaps. Do you agree? This Week in Education

The 342 schools nationwide that follow the Primary Years Program of the Swiss-based International Baccalaureate program, may be ahead of the curve when it comes to implementing the Common Core State Standards. Education Week


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