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Study: Drops in Class Rank Affect Student Outcomes

March 15, 2016 - 5:01pm
A Chicago study finds that when students who are "big fish" in their neighborhood schools move to higher-achieving ones, they may pay an academic price.
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Atlanta District Will Drop City Police, Hire Own Force

March 15, 2016 - 4:42pm
Amid scrutiny of the role of school resource officers in public schools, the Georgia school system plans to end its security contract with the Atlanta police department and form its own security team that is “aligned with its social-emotional learning approach,” the district has announced.
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Immigrant Influxes Put U.S. Schools to Test

March 15, 2016 - 4:41pm
In St. Cloud, Minn., educators grapple with language and culture differences in city's growing Somali community.
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Early-Ed. Measures Percolate at State, Local Levels

March 15, 2016 - 4:39pm
Proposals include a soft-drink tax in Philadelphia to help boost early education and a bipartisan push for expanded pre-K in Minnesota.
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Boston's Revamp of Teacher Hiring Sparks Gains, Costs

March 15, 2016 - 4:35pm
The Boston school district's shift to an earlier hiring cycle has improved new-teacher quality but created a larger pool of 'excessed' educators, a new study concludes.
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Acting Ed. Secretary Urges Congress to Renew Career-Tech Law

March 15, 2016 - 4:32pm
The Perkins Act was last reauthorized in 2006, said Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., and action is overdue.
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Would 'Blockchain' Tech Work for K-12 Schools?

March 15, 2016 - 4:28pm
The new technology, which allows for the transmission of data free of a centralized authority, has drawn the curiosity of the ed-tech community.
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Q&A With David Denby: 'Serious' Reading in the Digital Age

March 15, 2016 - 4:26pm
Writer David Denby talks about how he wrote his new book to understand how today's students consume the written word.
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The New SAT Doesn't Mitigate the Achievement Gap

March 15, 2016 - 4:23pm
Disadvantaged students will experience the new SAT very differently than their more-advantaged peers, writes Garrett Neiman of test-prep nonprofit College Spring.
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Creating Informed Citizens Should Be Education's Goal

March 15, 2016 - 3:28pm
Education is key to raising responsible citizens, writes Arnold Packer, a former assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Labor.
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