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Why Obama's new plan to cap standardized testing won't work

Education News from Washington Post - October 27, 2015 - 5:19pm
Obama is calling for a 2 percent cap on standardized testing.









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The Adolescent Brain Subject of Long-Term Federal Study

Education Week - October 27, 2015 - 5:10pm
The National Institutes of Health will dedicate $300 million over the next decade to launch the largest, most comprehensive study to date of how children’s brains develop during adolescence.
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Oak Foundation Aims to Aid Those With 'Learning Differences'

Education Week - October 27, 2015 - 5:10pm
A Geneva-based philanthropy has invested more than $28 million in the past six years to help children, adolescents, and adults with learning impairments that haven't been formally diagnosed.
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Signs Point to Rise in High School Graduation Rates

Education Week - October 27, 2015 - 5:09pm
The U.S. Department of Education is encouraged by preliminary state-by-state data showing that graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year were up from the year before.
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Do Military Recruiters Belong in Schools?

Education Week - October 27, 2015 - 5:09pm
Military recruiters often fly below the radar at many high schools, and two researchers suggest that's a problem.
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Snapchat and Disappearing-Message Apps Vex Schools

Education Week - October 27, 2015 - 5:09pm
A recent controversy in California's Fresno Unified district involving Cyber Dust, founded by billionaire Mark Cuban, highlights the new challenges.
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School Choice Backers Lukewarm on Provision in ESEA Rewrite

Education Week - October 27, 2015 - 5:08pm
The House of Representatives would let states' Title I aid follow disadvantaged students to the public school of their choice, but doesn't go far enough for some.
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Stanford study shows that online charter school students are lagging

Education News from Washington Post - October 27, 2015 - 5:03pm
Virtual charter school students lost a half year of learning in reading and a full year in math, study finds.









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Lessons Sought on Serving Native American Students

Education Week - October 27, 2015 - 4:51pm
State schools chiefs are looking to Montana for help in addressing the academic and community needs of one of the nation’s most disadvantaged populations.
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Programs' Fate Complicates Path to ESEA Deal

Education Week - October 27, 2015 - 4:49pm
The House and Senate bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act take very different tacks on the future of certain federal education programs.
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Program to improve teacher diversity will offer full college scholarships

Education News from Washington Post - October 27, 2015 - 4:48pm
Howard County has partnered with McDaniel College, aiming to develop more teachers of color.









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We Aren't Using Assessments Correctly

Education Week - October 27, 2015 - 4:38pm
Testing data should be used as a tool to enhance instruction and learning for teachers and students, writes John Hattie.
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What the New AP U.S. History Framework Gets Right

Education Week - October 27, 2015 - 4:38pm
The much-revised 2015 AP U.S. history framework drops the moralizing in favor of historical context, writes Jeremy A. Stern.
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These Cornell students get paid to go to parties with their friends - to help protect them

Education News from Washington Post - October 27, 2015 - 4:02pm
A student-run group at Cornell uses bystander intervention to mitigate some of the dangers of heavy drinking.









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