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N.Y.C. Charter Groups Rally to Keep Rent-Free School Spaces

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 1:01pm
Angered by Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to rescind co-location agreements for some charter schools, thousands of protesters took their fight to the state capitol.
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Why Learning to Write by Hand Matters

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:58pm
A special education teacher's experiences in a French school led her to see value in teaching children to write by hand, rather than by redirecting children to keyboarding when they struggle with writing.
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Early-Years Data Push a Touchy Topic in Delaware

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:56pm
State officials say better data on the youngest children will help educators gauge their academic needs, but some raise privacy concerns with sharing such information more broadly.
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Expanding Definitions of Career Readiness

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:54pm
For some students, high-quality career and technical education offers a better fit and future than preparation for college, Jean Evans Davila writes.
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Defining Teacher-Prep Accountability

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:54pm
Meaningful assessment of teacher preparation must be founded on strong research methodology and focused on program outcomes, writes Gerardo M. Gonzalez.
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Missouri Weighs Steps for Intervening in Troubled Schools

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:53pm
A law that lets students transfer out of unaccredited districts is forcing debate over what the state should do for school systems on the brink of failing.
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Education Equity, Pre-K Get Nod in Obama Budget

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:53pm
Districts and states would get federal incentive grants to help bridge the achievement gap between poor and minority students and their more advantaged peers under a federal budget plan that faces an uphill climb on Capitol Hill.
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Teach For America Targets Retention, Longer Preparation

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:52pm
The launch of two new pilot projects signals a shift in direction for the national teacher-training and -placement organization.
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Phila. Superintendent Plans to Open Unconventional Schools

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:44pm
All three of the newly approved schools will feature project-based learning, push students to learn outside the walls of traditional classrooms, and incorporate online education.
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Innovative Ed. Model Challenges Teachers to Adjust

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:43pm
A controversial gamble by Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite to expand innovative school models is revealing the difficulties of changing and improving how students are taught.
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Teachers Learn to Judge Formative-Testing Tools

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:40pm
Educators gathered recently for training on how to size up instructional resources for possible inclusion in a digital library that a common-core testing consortium is developing.
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Educators, Entrepreneurs Connect at South by Southwest

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:12pm
About 6,000 educators, entrepreneurs, and other innovation-minded people gathered in Austin, Texas, to talk about how technological advances are fueling improvements in education.
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State of the States: Florida

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:11pm
Facing a tough re-election campaign, Gov. Rick Scott told state lawmakers in his annual address that he plans to budget $18.8 billion for the state's public schools in fiscal year 2015.
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Let's Mend, Not End, Educational Testing

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:51am
Sound assessments are integral to good teaching and learning, but they must not be used beyond their technical limits, writes Madhabi Chatterji.
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Wisconsin schools could shorten school year

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 8:15am
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