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Audit Finds Chaotic Financial Management at Tennessee's Achievement School District

Education Week - August 18, 2016 - 10:12am
It's in charge of turning around Tennessee's failing schools, but the state's Achievement School District now has its own flunking grade from state Comptroller watchdogs.
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Brain Imaging Eyed as Path to Better Education Software

Education Week - August 18, 2016 - 8:30am
Pioneering researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are investigating how scans of human brain activity can provide information on student problem-solving, potentially leading to better ed-tech products.
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D.C. District Aims to Send All Students Abroad

Education Week - August 18, 2016 - 8:30am
The District of Columbia school system wants to help close an "enrichment gap" by paying for students to travel internationally before they graduate.
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University of California faces abrupt leadership shakeups at two prized campuses

Education News from Washington Post - August 18, 2016 - 12:04am
UC President Janet Napolitano must fill leadership vacancies at Berkeley and Davis.
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Prompted by Flint water crisis, Northern Va. schools begin testing for lead

Education News from Washington Post - August 18, 2016 - 12:04am
Officials found traces of lead in an Arlington, Va. school, prompting the removal of a water fountain. The school district will now test all schools before they open next month.
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Feds end Head Start grant after finding schools humiliated kids, used corporal punishment

Education News from Washington Post - August 18, 2016 - 12:04am
Maryland county is no longer eligible to apply for federal Head Start funding — losing a $6.4 million grant — but school officials say classes will open as planned later this month.
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Saying kids were endangered, Uganda is closing schools backed by U.S., World Bank, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg

Education News from Washington Post - August 18, 2016 - 12:04am
The schools were also backed by the British government, Pearson and other companies as well as individuals.
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Standardized test scores up slightly

Education Week - August 17, 2016 - 3:31pm
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2015 Law School Graduates Got Fewer Jobs in Private Practice

Education News from NY Times - August 17, 2016 - 3:19pm
Last year’s graduates landed fewer jobs in private practice than any class in the last two decades, according to the National Association for Law Placement.
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Lawmaker: Failing School Closure Plan 'Irresponsible'

Education Week - August 17, 2016 - 9:26am
A Democratic lawmaker called for more transparency on aggressive plans by the State School Reform Office to close chronically failing schools in Michigan.
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