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Beware the Bigoted Subtext of Children's Literature

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 5:05pm
Positive and diverse representations of nonwhite characters in children’s books are essential for all kids, writes Alvin Irby.
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Obama Budget Doubles as Policy Document

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 5:04pm
Early education, scaling up promising district work, and socioeconomic integration are among the fiscal 2017 proposal's highlights. But it faces a skeptical, GOP-controlled Congress.
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Lawmakers Pledge Close Eye on ESSA Implementation

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 5:03pm
At a House oversight committee, members of Congress say they'll be watching closely as the states and U.S. Department of Education move forward on the Every Student Succeeds Act.
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U.S. Shrinks Share of Low Scorers on PISA—a Little

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 5:03pm
An international study finds that the U.S. has fewer low-performers in science on the PISA but not so for math or reading.
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Study: Showing Students Standout Work Can Backfire

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 5:03pm
Teachers' common practice of sharing examples of stellar work can turn off struggling learners, says a study of online students.
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For a Day, School Leaders Urged to Immerse Themselves in a Student's Life

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 5:02pm
To build and deepen empathy, a group of education organizations is calling on K-12 leaders to "shadow" a student.
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Study Tracks Instructional Shifts Under Common Core

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 5:02pm
A new survey report finds that the Common Core State Standards have fostered instructional changes in U.S. classrooms, but offers less clarity on specific strategies that boost student achievement.
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Kansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Stopgap Aid Formula

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 5:01pm
State lawmakers must scramble to come up with a formula that satisfies that the court finds equitable or risk not having schools open for the 2016-17 school year.
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For Preservice Teachers, Lessons on Cultural Sensitivity

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 5:01pm
New efforts aim to head off teacher biases by running preservice students through simulations or embedding them in urban neighborhoods.
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Black, Male Teachers: a Dwindling Demographic

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 5:01pm
African-American men like Chrissell Rhone make up just 2 percent of U.S. teachers and, for many of them, school can be a lonely place.
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Districts Experiment With Virtual 'Work From Home' Days for Students

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 5:01pm
A growing share of the U.S. labor force works from home, and a handful of tech-savvy school districts in Alabama, Minnesota, and New Jersey have taken note.
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State of the States: Hawaii, N.H., Pa., R.I., Wyo.

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 5:01pm
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
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In Districts With Lots of Choice, Simplifying Enrollment Is Not So Easy

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 4:53pm
Plans to streamline the application process for district and charter schools face parent resistance in some cities.
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Third grader to school board: Why I can't stand going to school anymore

Education News from Washington Post - February 16, 2016 - 4:15pm
'' I want to love school and learning again.'









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Senate to vote on CPR training bill

Education Week - February 16, 2016 - 12:41pm
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