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Connecticut Family Sues Over School's Ebola Fears

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:59am
The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa.
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State Initiatives Widen Reach of ACT, SAT Tests

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:20pm
Newly mandated tests are sometimes doing double duty as exit exams or accountability gauges.
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School Researchers Use Computer Models to 'Field-Test' Ideas

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:19pm
Increasingly detailed simulations designed to mimic student behavior and learning provide new testing grounds for classroom interventions.
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N.Y.C. Schools to Open Doors to Student Cellphones

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:06pm
The country's largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools, following the path of a growing number of districts.
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Ed. Startups Get Money, Advice From Federal Program

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:06pm
Operating within the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, the Small Business Innovation Research program has backed the development of dozens of ed-tech companies.
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Teaching the Why, Not Just the What, of Geography

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:05pm
Standards should emphasize the deeper reasoning implicit in geography education, not just learning place names, Phil Gersmehl writes.
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Ensuring Equity in Charter Schools

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:05pm
The underwhelming performance of many charters should be a call to action, Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter say.
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Arkansas lawmakers urge higher pay for teachers

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:28pm
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Excellence moves to sue Monroe City Schools

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:28pm
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Report proposes changes to W.Va. school system

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:28pm
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