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ROTC reforms weapons training after campus drills are mistaken for active shooters

Education News from Washington Post - October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
The college military leadership program seeks to allay fears by making training more discreet, but the Army command also encourages people to report suspicions.
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‘Long overdue’: Colleges needed lower standard of evidence in sexual assault cases, an advocate says

Education News from Washington Post - October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
An advocate writes in defense of federal policy on how university officials investigate claims of sexual assault on campus.
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Afraid to speak up: In the era of trigger warnings, a tenured professor stays silent

Education News from Washington Post - October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
An academic leader writes about self-censorship in higher education, where opposing viewpoints are not always welcome.
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After gaining legitimacy, can online higher education replace traditional college?

Education News from Washington Post - October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Virtual courses could have a significant impact on the future of higher education.
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Police investigate racist graffiti on historic black school house

Education News from Washington Post - October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Local authorities in Northern Virginia are now working with the FBI and the Virginia State Police to determine who spray painted swastikas on the school house, which is under restoration.
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Shorter School Grade Spans Linked to Bullying

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 6:20pm
A study of New York city schools finds that students are more likely to see bullying in 6-8 or 5-8 schools than in 6-12 or K-12 schools.
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Taking a Stand: How Schools Should Respond to National-Anthem Protests

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 6:17pm
A First Amendment expert says K-12 officials can't discipline students for acts of protest that don't disrupt school operations.
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Storm Clouds Over Ed-Tech Law's Renewal

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 6:01pm
Despite a late, bipartisan push, momentum seems to have stalled in the U.S. Senate on the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
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Personal Lens: A VP Nominee's Spouse on Education

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 5:58pm
Anne Holton, whose husband, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, is Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's running mate, is Virginia's former education secretary and a campaign ambassador.
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Appraising Trump's School Choice, Child-Care Plans

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 5:54pm
Advocates and researchers are pleased to see GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump focus on the topics in his campaign, while still seeking more detail.
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Data Tool Allows City-by-City Schooling Comparisons

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 5:51pm
A website created for civic leaders and the public offers a collection of education data for 114 cities in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
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New Teachers Make Up a Significant Segment of Profession

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 5:41pm
New data show that 12 percent of all U.S. public school teachers are in their first or second year, raising questions both about the overall stability of the teaching force.
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The Empathy Gap and How to Fill It

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 5:26pm
Teachers, parents, and school leaders have a role in fostering student empathy, particularly when children are very young, writes Jessica Sager.
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Nevada High Court Deals Blow to School Choice Program

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 5:14pm
The state’s Supreme Court strikes down the funding mechanism for Nevada’s groundbreaking education savings account program, a little more than a year after lawmakers enacted it.
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SAT Scores Dip in SAT Transition Year

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 4:51pm
But scores are yet to be released for the revised college-admission exam, introduced in March.
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New Effort to Promote Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 4:42pm
A multiyear endeavor organized by the Aspen Institute seeks to helps schools better teach social and emotional skills alongside traditional academic subjects.
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Indiana Testing Woes Fuel Electoral Battles

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 4:37pm
Political heartburn continues in the Hoosier State over high-stakes assessments, with the issue spilling over into this year's contests for governor and state schools superintendent.
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Trust Is Missing From School-Improvement Efforts

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 4:22pm
Distrust among school leaders and educators can depress teacher retention and harm students, writes Dana Barlin.
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Fedex Targeted in Open Educational Resources Lawsuit

Education Week - October 4, 2016 - 4:18pm
The legal action—which focuses on academic content licensing, royalties, and photocopying—has potentially big implications for the use of open educational resources in schools.
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