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New Mexico Funds for Private Textbooks Ruled Unconstitutional

Education Week - November 12, 2015 - 3:29pm
The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that the state's practice of buying textbooks for private and religious schools is unconstitutional.
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Missouri Police Say Student’s Threats Mimicked Posts Before Oregon Shooting

Education News from NY Times - November 12, 2015 - 3:07pm
A college student charged with threatening a rampage at the University of Missouri mimicked wording in a post that preceded a rampage in Roseburg, Ore., the police said.









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Death threats at Howard U., with references to Mizzou, under investigation

Education News from Washington Post - November 12, 2015 - 2:37pm
An anonymous message, angry about the protests that forced resignations at the University of Missouri, threatens violence against black people at Howard University in D.C.









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Education researchers caution against using students’ test scores to evaluate teachers

Education News from Washington Post - November 12, 2015 - 12:18pm
Many states are now evaluating teachers using a method that researchers are calling questionable.









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PARCC switches to a Chinese menu of standardized testing options

Education News from Washington Post - November 12, 2015 - 12:18pm
Next year, states will be able to buy the entire Common Core test, or parts, or even just a few questions.









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The astonishing amount of data being collected about your children

Education News from Washington Post - November 12, 2015 - 9:59am
Remember that ominous threat from your childhood, 'This will go down on your permanent record?' Well, your children's permanent record is a whole lot bigger today and it may be permanent. Information about your children's behavior and nearly everything else that a school or state agency knows about them is being tracked, profiled and potentially shared.









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