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Making Progress in Smaller Cities

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:48pm
An innovative partnership between a foundation and the schools in Syracuse, N.Y., offers a template for education change in other small- and medium-sized cities, writes Gene I. Maeroff.
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A Key to Motivating Teenagers

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:45pm
If students think that college is out of reach for their families financially, there's a good chance they will lose interest in school, writes Erich May.
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U.S. Learning Registry Aims to Tailor Online Content for Educators

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:43pm
The U.S. Department of Education says its online information-sharing network now houses 300,000 resources from a wide variety of sources, but questions remain about the initiative’s sustainability.
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Why Make Reform So Complicated?

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:42pm
When it comes to improving learning, schools would do better to choose simple solutions with clear priorities and goals instead of the complicated fixes they often adopt, Mike Schmoker writes.
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State of the States: Colorado

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:42pm
Gov. Hickenlooper proposed increased funding for K-12 and higher education and greater financial accountability for public schools during his address to state legislators.
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Feds Call for School Discipline to Be More Evenhanded

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:41pm
In a new guidance document, the departments of Education and Justice are calling for school discipline policies and practices to be more fair and less harsh.
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State of the States: West Virginia

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:41pm
Education was in the spotlight throughout West Virginia Gov. Tomblin's address.
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State of the States: Vermont

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:40pm
Gov. Shumlin's fourth State of the State address focused on one topic: drug addiction. The governor mentioned education only once, and then only in a general way, in the opening lines of his 30-minute speech to lawmakers.
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State of the States: Virginia

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:40pm
In his last speech to lawmakers as chief executive, Gov. McDonnell looked back on his four-year tenure as one of "bold action" in education.
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State of the States: Idaho

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:40pm
Gov. Otter pledged to rebuild Idaho's education budget and create a "K-to-career" education system during his 43-minute speech to legislators, more than half of which focused on education.
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3 Districts Making Progress on High-Speed Internet

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:38pm
Experts say that fiber-optic cable is still the "gold standard" for providing schools with high-speed connections to the Internet, but for many districts, accessing complete fiber networks remains a challenge.
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Districts Get Creative to Build Faster Internet Connections

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:37pm
High-speed fiber-optic cable is generally regarded as the best vehicle for satisfying schools' huge appetite for more bandwidth, but only about 40 percent of U.S. districts are believed to have access to it.
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Strauss: Michelle Rhee gives the nation a D+ in school reform

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:18pm

School reformer heavyweight Michelle Rhee and her advocacy group StudentsFirst are not, apparently, pleased with the way school reform is going across the country. In their second annual State Policy Report Card, the national average is a D+ and the top state, Louisiana (yes! Louisiana) only eked out a B- with a 2.92 overall grade point average.

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Strauss: What should a school do with a child like this?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:31pm

What should a school be able to do with a child like this?

A third-grade student in a Key Largo, Fla., public school was suspended for two days after he “reportedly threatened to shoot and stab his classmates and teachers during an outburst,” according to the Miami Herald. The unidentified student, according to a report filed with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, pretended to stab a classmate and a teacher with a pencil, told classmates that he was going “to shoot them all in the head,” and described how he was going to attack classmates with a chainsaw, the paper said.

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