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Small Schools: The Edu-Reform Failure That Wasn't

Education Week - February 9, 2016 - 4:51pm
Were small schools just another failed school improvement effort, or do they actually work? Jack Schneider's answer is both.
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What PISA Can't Teach Us

Education Week - February 9, 2016 - 4:45pm
Rather than importing education strategies from abroad, states should look closer to home, write Martin Carnoy, Emma Garcia, and Tatiana Khavenson.
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Lumosity, Other Brain-Training Products Get Federal Scrutiny

Education Week - February 9, 2016 - 4:43pm
The Federal Trade Commission is taking a closer look at the evidence behind "brain training" products designed to boost students' attention and working memory.
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Group Aims to Boost Advocacy Skills for Parents of Students With Disabilities

Education Week - February 9, 2016 - 4:39pm
In a Pennsylvania town roiled by controversy after a superintendent’s resignation, a volunteer group’s efforts seek to rebuild trust between the community and school district.
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Advocacy Group Slams States for Overtesting, Other Policies

Education Week - February 9, 2016 - 4:37pm
Many states rely too heavily on standardized testing, open their doors too easily to charters and vouchers, and fall short in supporting teachers, the Network for Public Education says.
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Ed. Dept. Official Grilled Over Tax, Conflict of Interest Allegations

Education Week - February 9, 2016 - 4:36pm
The agency's chief information officer was on the congressional hot seat over allegations outlined in an Inspector General's report.
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States Are Setting Bar Higher for 'Proficiency'

Education Week - February 9, 2016 - 3:55pm
A pair of studies show that states’ math and English tests are getting tougher and tougher to pass.
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Why I'm Tired of 'Grit'

Education Week - February 9, 2016 - 3:53pm
The K-12 infatuation with "grit" offers an impractical and unfair model for education, writes educator James R. Delisle.
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Tennessee students start to take new 'TNReady' standarized test - but find it isn’t ready

Education News from Washington Post - February 9, 2016 - 3:22pm
In the rush to put high-stakes standardized testing online, school reformers enamored with education technology haven't made sure the system actually works.









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Can Alexander and Murray recapture bipartisan magic to pass higher education legislation?

Education News from Washington Post - February 9, 2016 - 3:07pm
After finding common ground on K-12 legislation, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) are turning their attention to higher education.









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Black Princeton Professor Says She Was Handcuffed to Table Over Parking Ticket

Education News from NY Times - February 9, 2016 - 2:18pm
Imani Perry denounced her arrest, saying she was searched by a white male officer and mistreated. The police said the arrest was handled according to policy.









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