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Common Science Standards Slow to Catch On in States

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:06pm
Preoccupation with implementing the common core for math and literacy is an oft-cited obstacle in states to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.
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Time for an Education Reformation

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:05pm
The drive that advanced the Protestant Reformation should give educators hope and inspiration for their own push to shake up American schools, Clarke L. Rubel says.
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Statistics: The New 'It' Common-Core Subject

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:03pm
In response to the growing interest in all-things statistics, it's time to foster data literacy in our classrooms, writes Anna E. Bargagliotti.
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State of the States: Michigan

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:53pm
Gov. Snyder used his budget address to call for an additional $65 million investment in early education in order to make Michigan what he called a "no-wait state" for pre-K.
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State of the States: Iowa

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:52pm
Gov. Branstad urged lawmakers in his Condition of the State address to pass legislation that would require schools to inform parents if their child is involved in a bullying incident and allow school personnel to intervene in any bullying that takes place off school grounds.
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State of the States: Wisconsin

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:50pm
In a speech to lawmakers that was heavy on economic themes, Gov. Walker also touted his record on education issues during his first term.
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State of the States: South Dakota

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:13pm
Gov. Dennis M. Daugaard highlighted the importance of career and technical education in his annual speech to state lawmakers, promising $5 million in grants to help the state's CTE high schools strengthen their offerings.
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State of the States: Missouri

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:12pm
Gov. Jay Nixon used his speech to call for a large boost in education spending, much of it intended to place the state on a path to fully fund its public school foundation formula.
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U.S. Court Ruling Raises K-12 Concerns About Internet Access

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 4:54pm
The decision is being interpreted as giving commercial Internet providers significantly more power to block content or set conditions on its delivery before it reaches customers, including schools.
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Loudoun considers musical theater magnet

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 3:54pm

The Loudoun County School Board is considering a musical theater magnet program that could start as soon as next school year.

The proposal, which will be presented to the board Tuesday night, was developed by a Leesburg mother who was frustrated that the county has advanced programs for budding chemists, builders or mathematicians, but not for aspiring actors and dancers, like her high-school aged daughter.

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State Chambers of Commerce Defend Common Core

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:26pm
Chambers of commerce in a growing number of states are defending the common core against vocal opposition to the standards from some of their traditional Republican allies.
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The Learning Network Blog: Teach the Super Bowl: Ideas for Subjects Across the Curriculum

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:13pm
How can you make this week’s Super Bowl relevant to your curriculum? Whether debating football-related controversies, making predictions, analyzing ads, writing descriptions, understanding data and statistics or learning about head trauma, we have ideas for using The Times and the Learning Network to do it.

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Maryland approves new school discipline regulations

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 1:35pm

Maryland education leaders on Tuesday approved the most sweeping changes in decades to state discipline policies, culminating a four-year effort to find a more constructive approach to student punishment, end racial disparities in suspensions and keep students who are punished in school.

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