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Fla. Board of Ed. Weighs Changes to Common Core

Education Week - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 1:48pm
Education Commissioner Pam Stewart defended proposed changes to the Common Core, saying they will set Florida apart and strengthen the state's academic standards.
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D.C. schools change IMPACT evaluations for principals

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 1:27pm

D.C. Public Schools officials have changed how they evaluate principals in response to complaints that the previous system — which rated more than half of the city’s principals below “effective” — was unfair and too tightly hitched to student test scores.

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Strauss: Why teachers can’t reach every child: a case study

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:30pm

Larry Cuban, a former high school teacher and superintendent who now teaches at Stanford University, posted two pieces on his School Reform and Classroom Practice blog that are unusual because they are about students whom he tried to reach but could not. The posts are poignant and speak broadly to the extraordinary problems that some students bring to school and that teachers are expected to somehow handle. I am publishing the second of Cuban’s pieces below, and you can find the first part of “Harold, William, Victor, and Me,” here.

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100 Va. school boards oppose state takeover board

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:22pm

One hundred school boards across Virginia — more than 75 percent of the total — have passed resolutions in support of a lawsuit challenging a state board approved by the General Assembly last year to take over the most chronically struggling schools in the state.

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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Reconsidering Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:18pm
How have state justice systems responded to two recent Supreme Court rulings about the use of mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of crimes like murder?
    





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Montgomery moves forward on plan to remedy mismanagement at special education school

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:14pm

Montgomery school leaders are moving forward with a plan to make payments to students at a special education school for withdrawals from their school-arranged bank accounts, in spite of strong criticism that the proposal is inadequate.

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Officials: 138 Educators Implicated in Philadelphia Cheating Scandal

Education Week - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:20am
After more than two years of investigations by both the state and the school district, 138 Philadelphia educators have been implicated in test score cheating, according to information given to the School Reform Commission.
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