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Baltimore, Boston Move to Build Ed-Tech Hubs

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:52pm
The Baltimore and Boston initiatives come amid an influx of money into the ed-tech sector for the development of digital curricula, assessment products, and other offerings.
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Confessions of an Assessment Field-Tester

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:41pm
A common-core enthusiast, Carol Lloyd, questions the assessment after her daughter takes it.
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Senate Panel OKs Early-Education Bill

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:33pm
The Senate education committee on a sharply partisan vote, approves a measure that would expand preschool to more low- and moderate-income 4-year-olds.
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Pre-K Funding, Enrollment Landscape Seen Shifting

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:32pm
An annual report on the status of state preschool programs found that spending rose while enrollment dipped slightly in 2012-13, but high-profile expansions are underway.
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Arts Program Shows Promise in Special Ed. Classes

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:25pm
Fueled by a federal "innovation" grant, the initiative aims to improve the academic, socialization, and communications skills of students with severe cognitive and behavioral needs.
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Blogs

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:24pm
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Latino Students Are Nation's Most Segregated, Report Finds

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:23pm
A surge of Latino students in public schools in the past two decades coincided with a retreat from major desegregation efforts in many school districts, researchers argue.
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Waiver-Renewal Twist Centers on Teacher Evaluations

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:00pm
Questions surround extra breathing room given states seeking to renew waivers from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
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National Landscape Fragments as States Plan Common-Core Testing

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 1:53pm
A 50-state survey by Education Week finds that the shared exams being developed by two assessment consortia are losing sway as more states pursue their own paths.
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States Forge Ahead on Principal Evaluation

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 1:47pm
More states are mandating principal evaluations, but there is uncertainty about the best ways to measure effectiveness and how much weight to give student performance.
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How to Build a Better Teacher Evaluation

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 1:39pm
Communication is key to an effective teacher-evaluation process, writes district superintendent Nicholas A. Fischer.
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State Lawmakers Throttle Back on 'Parent Trigger'

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 1:37pm
Interest in the controversial school choice option known as the parent trigger has declined sharply in state legislatures this year.
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More than 3,400 apply for Wisconsin vouchers

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:50pm
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First Lady to Tout Role of Arts Education Program

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 8:14am
Count on singing and dancing, maybe even a few magic tricks, when the curtain goes up Tuesday on the very first White House talent show.
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Miss. approves $8.4M for Common Core tests

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 8:14am
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Indiana Data Network Draws Opposition

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:01am
An Indiana project that seeks to track information on students from elementary school through their time as adults in the workforce is drawing objections from critics concerned about data privacy and security.
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Array of Factors Drives Students From School

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:01am
In a large-scale survey, youths who left school before graduating reported that adverse events in their lives combined to push them off the academic track.
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Assembly speaker unveils vocational ed bills

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 4:09pm
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