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States Eye Plans to Lower Cost Barriers to College

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:55pm
A new batch of proposals from state leaders explores different strategies, from making community college free to a "pay it forward" model.
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Calif. Bill Would Repeal Bilingual-Education Restrictions

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:47pm
A bill to roll back long-running restrictions on bilingual education is only the latest signal of changing politics around English-language instruction in California.
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Pearson Data System Hits Bumpy Ride in North Carolina

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:45pm
The new computer system for keeping track of student information has run into so many problems that the accuracy of transcripts and other records remains uncertain.
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Ed. Dept. Makes Protecting Student Data a High Priority

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:30pm
Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education comes amid a flurry of activity around student-data privacy, including recommendations from a leading technology trade group and proposed legislation in California.
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On the Front Lines in the War on Poverty

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:26pm
Deborah Meier recounts her experiences in schools during the "heyday" of the campaign to end poverty and considers where the fight stands now.
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When Education Is But a Test Score

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 4:46pm
The corporate model of schooling relies on the unreasonable idea that higher test scores reflect improvements in education, writes Michael V. McGill.
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Governors Urged to Seize Pre-K Momentum

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 4:10pm
Early-childhood education is an area ripe for gubernatorial leadership, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told members of the National Governors Association.
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Saving Progressive Education From Itself

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 3:07pm
In order to function well, schools must claim some intellectual authority over their students, Adam Laats writes.
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Indiana Standards to Replace Common Core Greeted Skeptically

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 9:09am
At a public hearing in Indianapolis, critics expressed disappointment that the draft academic standards seemed very similar to the Common Core State Standards they are intended to replace.
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Common-Core Field Tests Gain Foothold in States

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 9:08am
Armed with federal flexibility, a growing number of states plan to use common-core-aligned field tests in all, or nearly all, of their schools.
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