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Education secretary ousts one of the nation's largest college accreditors from its oversight role

Education News from Washington Post - December 14, 2016 - 1:00am
King rejected an appeal from ACICS, agreeing that it is incapable of rectifying years of lax oversight of troubled for-profit colleges.
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40 Marshall Scholars picked for postgraduate studies in U.K., a 25 percent expansion

Education News from Washington Post - December 14, 2016 - 1:00am
Four of the scholars are from MIT and three each are from U-Va. and Harvard.
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New York Changes the Way It Keeps Tabs on School Violence

Education News from NY Times - December 13, 2016 - 7:48pm
The Board of Regents voted to streamline a process many considered inaccurate and confusing, but the new system will still rely on schools to report data.
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Op-ed Contributor: Betsy DeVos and God’s Plan for Schools

Education News from NY Times - December 13, 2016 - 6:34pm
For the religious right, vouchers are a way to dismantle public education.
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Final ESSA Rules Flesh Out Accountability, Testing Details

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 6:09pm
New federal regulations cover areas such as school ratings and quality indicators, dealing with "consistently underperforming" groups of students, testing opt-outs, and more.
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17 Teacher-Prep. Programs Meet 'Tougher' Standards

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 6:07pm
Seventeen of 21 programs fully passed the first major test of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation's new accreditation standards.
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States Beef Up School Counseling Corps

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 6:02pm
A handful of states are reinvesting in their thinning ranks of school counselors to get more students on the college path.
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In Some States, a Tug of War Over ESSA Plans

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:59pm
Now that states are moving to take on new authority over K-12 policy under the Every Student Succeeds Act, skirmishes are breaking out in several states over who's in charge.
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Five Steps for Trauma-Informed Ed. Leadership

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:28pm
Effective systems of student trauma support can be replicated from one district to another, writes superintendent Tiffany Anderson.
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Student Stress Is Education's Overlooked Crisis

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:28pm
Proven strategies for managing stress help both students and adults within a school community, writes former superintendent Terry Grier.
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The Brain Science Behind Student Trauma

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:27pm
The brain's response to trauma and unpredictable stress has critical implications for student learning, explains researcher Bruce Perry.
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What a Shared Trauma Meant for My School

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:27pm
In Darrington, Wash., a deadly natural disaster magnified the other traumatic circumstances in students’ lives, writes principal Tracy Franke.
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How Art Can Help Children Overcome Trauma

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:27pm
Creative expression in schools gives students an opportunity to work through deep emotional wounds, writes Heidi Durham.
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Inside a Student Wellness After-School Program

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:27pm
Wellness and self-care practices can equip students from underserved communities to handle the circumstances of poverty, writes Ali Smith.
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Editor's Note: Response to Intervention 2.0

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 4:16pm
Education Week's second special report on RTI explores how the instructional framework has expanded into new forms and uses in schools across the country.
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RTI Expands, Encounters Growing Pains

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 4:16pm
Response to intervention has come a long way from its origins in special education law—but not without some bumps along the way.
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What Are Multitiered Systems of Supports?

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 4:16pm
Here's a glossary for help in understanding multitiered systems of support, response to intervention, and their related uses.
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Can Michigan Sustain Its Multitiered Supports?

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 4:16pm
An initiative to embed a new instructional model in more than half the state’s elementary and secondary schools has met with some successes—and some 'false starts.'
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Practical Lessons on Multitiered Systems of Supports

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 4:16pm
In Michigan, the Ingham Intermediate school district’s experiences offer a road map to the costs and challenges of its multitiered system of supports model for academic and behavioral improvement.
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Ky. District Uses RTI-Like Approach on Social Skills

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 4:16pm
Martin County, Ky., is using a $1.5 million federal grant to unite its secondary schools in a push to create a better school climate.
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