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K-12 Fights for Airtime as Presidential Election Issue

Education Week - August 1, 2016 - 8:32am
With the political conventions over, national security and other concerns may tamp down the profile of education in the policy debates leading up to November's presidential election.
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Fighting for Free Speech on America’s Campuses

Education News from NY Times - August 1, 2016 - 5:00am
The First Amendment watchdog Foundation for Individual Rights in Education wants students to understand not just their own rights, but yours.
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Want a Copy of the Constitution? Now, That’s Controversial!

Education News from NY Times - August 1, 2016 - 5:00am
Passing out the Constitution can rise to the level of infraction on some college campuses — if you’re not in the zone.
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How tough should schools be on teen drinking?

Education News from Washington Post - August 1, 2016 - 12:04am
The Montgomery County school system looks at suspending participation in activities and graduation bans after a series of tragedies and confusing messages about punishment.
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How a top school district tried to block a very gifted child

Education News from Washington Post - August 1, 2016 - 12:04am
Too often, too many educators did not believe in Caitlyn Singam.
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Is listening to a book 'cheating?'

Education News from Washington Post - August 1, 2016 - 12:04am
A cognitive scientist explains the similarities and differences between reading print and listening to an audiobook.
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An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s elementary school

Education News from Washington Post - July 31, 2016 - 12:04am
The Satanic Temple plans to open After School Satan Clubs in public elementary schools as a counterpoint to evangelical Christian groups.
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The continuing myth of free college

Education News from Washington Post - July 31, 2016 - 12:04am
Hillary Clinton’s proposal still lacks many necessary specifics and suffers from some of the same problems that higher-education experts pointed out in Bernie Sanders’ plan months ago.
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Study Finds Chinese Students Excel in Critical Thinking. Until College.

Education News from NY Times - July 30, 2016 - 2:14pm
As university enrollment surges in China, apathy and poor teaching are eating away at advantages seen in elementary and primary schools, research out of Stanford suggests.
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On English Tests, New York City Students Match Peers Across State

Education News from NY Times - July 29, 2016 - 8:57pm
The latest results on standardized exams offer good news for the de Blasio administration as it struggles to fix faltering schools.
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Workshops give Ky. educators tools to teach culturally diverse students

NCSS Smartbrief - July 29, 2016 - 1:20pm
Teachers in a Kentucky district recently attended workshops designed to offer insight into the diverse student bodies at thei -More
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Va. program uses history to boost ELLs' language skills

NCSS Smartbrief - July 29, 2016 - 1:20pm
English-as-a-second-language teacher Nicole Gauthier-Martin has developed a summer program for English-language learners that -More
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Needs of homeless students addressed by federal guidance

NCSS Smartbrief - July 29, 2016 - 1:20pm
The Department of Education issued guidance about how states and school districts should meet the needs of homeless students. -More
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