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House Wrestles With NCLB Rewrite Bill

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:57pm
Two days of floor debate on the House Republican measure to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act revealed sharp differences over K-12 policy.
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Partisan Hurdles Ahead on K-12 for Some GOP Governors

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:56pm
New Republican governors in Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts are looking to push K-12 initiatives and make budget choices affecting schools in states where Democrats control the legislatures.
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Districts' Boys-Only Programs Prompt Legal Questions

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:52pm
Amid new efforts to boost outcomes for black and Latino boys, some civil rights advocates question if districts are violating federal protections meant to ensure educational quality for girls.
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Body Cameras on School Police Spark Student Privacy Concerns

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:50pm
A rise in the use of the recording devices is prompting districts to weigh both accountability and privacy issues.
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Digital-Simulation Game on U.S. Slave Experience Sparks Debate

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:48pm
An award-winning, publicly funded digital learning game that asks middle school students to assume the role of a black slave in 1800s America is prompting debate about when and how to employ the power of interactive technology to teach about painful eras of history.
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Discontent With K-12 Agenda Helps Force Chicago's Emanuel Into Runoff

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:47pm
To win a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a rival who is strongly backed by the city's influential teachers' union.
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New Look at Suspension Data Pinpoints Disparities

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:46pm
Minorities and students with disabilities are disciplined at a disproportionate rate, researchers say, and there are wide variations among states and districts.
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New Teachers' Academic Ability on the Rise, N.Y. Study Shows

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:46pm
The average combined math and verbal SAT scores of new teachers in New York state schools rose over the last decade, a new study finds.
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Objections Spread to AP U.S. History Rewrite

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:45pm
Policymakers in at least four states are pushing back on the revised framework for teaching AP U.S. history.
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The Problem With Our School Boards

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:45pm
Dysfunctional school boards make it difficult for school districts to hold on to good superintendents, argues John Mannes.
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Making K-12 'Innovation' Live Up to Its Hype

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:45pm
Educational technology is booming, but its innovators have largely ignored the science behind how children learn, writes Matthew Muench.
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Seeking Clarity in Charter School Governance

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:41pm
Students would benefit from a well-defined, but limited governmental role in schools, write Paul T. Hill and Ashley Jochim.
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Teacher Tenure: An Innocent Victim of Vergara v. California

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:40pm
School administrators, not teacher-tenure laws, are responsible for "ineffective" educators, writes former teacher and principal David Finley.
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