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'Lord Jeff' was never Amherst's official mascot. But the college just dropped him anyway.

Education News from Washington Post - January 26, 2016 - 6:25pm
A prestige school distances itself from a British lord named Amherst who proposed infecting Native Americans with smallpox.









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Emergency food program in D.C. schools expands its reach

Education News from Washington Post - January 26, 2016 - 6:10pm
Schools were closed for classes but open for meals, serving 201 breakfasts and 745 hot lunches.









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States of the States: Calif., Colo., Mich., Neb., N.M., S.C., Wis.

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:37pm
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
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K-12 Mom: Special Education Needs an Exit Plan

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:37pm
As her son outgrows his rigid special-education program, a mother writes that it shouldn't be an "all-or-nothing scenario."
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School-Leadership Positions Increasing, But Deployment Strategies Lacking

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:36pm
A new survey of districts and charter groups shows expansion of school-based leader roles, but not enough responsibility to go with them.
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Resolving the Charter School Debate

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:34pm
Cami Anderson, former K-12 superintendent, writes that charters schools are not a "silver bullet" and suggests a mixed-market alternative.
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A Failing Grade for K-12 State Takeovers

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:34pm
School turnaround plans that replicate unsuccessful state-takeover models are a disservice to students, argue Kent McGuire and three researchers.
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Walton Family Foundation: We Must Rethink Online Learning

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:34pm
A "sobering" study of virtual charters leads to funding reforms, write Marc Sternberg and Marc Holley of the Walton Family Foundation.
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Fresh Skirmish in Kansas Battle Over K-12 Aid

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:31pm
A legislative panel recommends that the state do more frequent audits of local districts, consolidate services and dictate what efforts should be funded to improve student learning, among other recommendations.
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Test-Participation Mandate Puts States on Spot

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:30pm
Despite the rise of the testing opt-out movement, states are still on the hook to assure that 95 percent of eligible students take state exams in English/language arts and math.
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'Micro Schools' Could Be New Competition for Private K-12

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:27pm
The growth in numbers of small, personalized, and more affordable 'micro schools' are seen as the first innovation in the private school sector in decades.
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Studies Explore Reasons for 'Fade-Out' Effect

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:20pm
A new wave of projects explores why the benefits seen in many academic interventions aren't sustained as students move through school.
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Passing Score Lowered on New GED Exam

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:19pm
If all states decide to go along with the lower cutoff score, an estimated 25,000 more test-takers could be eligible for a GED credential.
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New Interoperability Standard Aims to Ease Major Ed-Tech Headache

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:19pm
Some districts see OneRoster, an interoperability standard developed by an ed-tech consortium, as the most attractive option for helping districts manage the sea of dissimilar data their teachers and students are using.
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Researchers Say U.S. Schools Could Learn From Other Countries on Teacher PD

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:19pm
New international studies highlight the role of embedded professional-learning programs in school improvement.
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States Move to Issue High School Diplomas Retroactively

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:09pm
Students who never passed the required high school exit exam are getting their diplomas under new laws passed in at least six states.
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State Laws That Can Lead to School Arrests Targeted for Change

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:07pm
The violent arrest of an uncooperative student in a South Carolina high school has prompted advocates to push for revising statutes they say allow students to be arrested for offenses that may not be a crime outside of school grounds.
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Despite Growth, AP Pool Is Not Diluted, Studies Say

Education Week - January 26, 2016 - 4:05pm
The academic performance levels of students who take AP courses are still high, according to a pair of analyses from the American Enterprise Institute.
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