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Test Scores Show a Decline in Math Among High School Seniors

Education News from NY Times - April 27, 2016 - 12:06am
Average performance dropped in math from 2013 to 2015 but held steady in reading, results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress showed.
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Newtown Conspiracy Theorist Sues University That Fired Him

Education News from NY Times - April 26, 2016 - 6:21pm
A lawsuit by the professor, James Tracy, argues that Florida Atlantic University violated his right to free speech.
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Iowa School District Vows to Break Law to Tap Reserve Funds

Education Week - April 26, 2016 - 4:17pm
Fed up with years of political battles over state funding, a cash-strapped Iowa district plans to pull $2.7 million from its reserves despite state prohibitions.
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Studies: When Educators Cheat, Students Suffer

Education Week - April 26, 2016 - 4:01pm
The recent cheating scandals that rocked schools in New York and Georgia exacted a toll on students whose scores were fudged, according to researchers.
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Volunteer Group Restores Art Lessons in Schools

Education Week - April 26, 2016 - 4:01pm
Art in Action trains parents in 19 states to teach art in schools that have cut the subject from the curriculum.
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Emotions Help Steer Students' Learning, Studies Find

Education Week - April 26, 2016 - 3:59pm
Contrary to what Star Trek's Dr. Spock says, research suggests that emotion is not the enemy of reason: It may be a best friend to learning.
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Arne Duncan Floats Fixes for K-12 Aid

Education Week - April 26, 2016 - 3:57pm
In his first public return to the nation’s capital, the former U.S. Secretary of Education issues a call for greater transparency and a focus on results.
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Supreme Court Weighs Deportation Dispute

Education Week - April 26, 2016 - 3:57pm
A divided high court hears oral arguments over the Obama administration’s program to give protection from deportation to unauthorized immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens.
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ESSA Panel Hammers Out New Testing Regulations

Education Week - April 26, 2016 - 3:45pm
Negotiators agreed to rules on key assessment issues under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but failed to reach accord on regulations covering a sticky spending issue.
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K-12 Policy Solutions Must Involve Practitioners

Education Week - April 26, 2016 - 3:45pm
To maximize education outcomes for students, policymakers must include practitioners in crafting policy, writes Yasmina Vinci of the National Head Start Association.
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