News Update
What You Need to Know Now 9/11/2018


  • Measuring Academic and Nonacademic Skills Equally Important

    A new report commissioned by NWEA revealed that parents, teachers and school leaders agree about the importance of measuring students' soft skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork and view them as equally important as academic skills. However, which skills to teach and who should have the primary role in doing so is an area where the roles disagreed.

  • Data Linkages Offers Alternative to Free Lunch Designation for At-Risk Students

    According to Matthew Chingos, director of Urban Institute's Education Policy Program, a handful of states are using new methods of data analysis for identifying economically disadvantaged students as an alternative to the long-used free or reduced-price lunch (FRL) measure.


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