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Civil rights complaints target charter schools

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 8:24am
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NAEP Tech., Engineering Test Brings Interactivity

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:51pm
Results from the first administration of the national exam, which is focused on assessing problem-solving skills, will arrive in 2016.
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Geovisual Software Use Expands in K-12 Schools

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:49pm
The rapid evolution of the technology is due largely to the rise in the use of mobile devices and the increasing technological savvy of school district administrators.
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Public Schools Outperform Private Schools, Book Says

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:45pm
A pair of researchers have published a controversial book reigniting the long-running debate over academic achievement in public vs. private schools.
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'R U on Track for College?' Texting a New Strategy

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:43pm
To keep seniors on track for college and to avoid the "summer melt" that leads some astray after graduation, some educators are texting them reminders and information.
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States Tightening Loopholes in School Vaccine Laws

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:42pm
Amid a resurgence in childhood diseases, some states are rethinking provisions that once allowed parents to exempt their children from school vaccine requirements for personal reasons.
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Time for Testing: 'Right Amount' or Too Much?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:40pm
A survey finds teachers and administrators are looking more favorably than they did two years ago on the amount of time spent on testing and test prep.
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NAEP Scores Stall for 12th Graders in Reading, Math

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:39pm
Performance on the national exams has stagnated since 2009, including among racial and ethnic groups, prompting renewed concerns about the persistence of achievement gaps.
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Why Integration Matters in Schools

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:30pm
Integration has a positive effect on almost every aspect of education that matters, and segregation the inverse, writes Derek Black.
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Hispanics Are Forgotten in Civil Rights History

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:28pm
High school senior Nicholas Dauphine writes that U.S. history has all but erased the struggles of Hispanics against racism.
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Samuel Halperin, Leader in Education Policy, Dies at 84

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:27pm
A political scientist and among the architects of landmark Great Society education laws, Samuel Halperin died in Washington May 6.
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Redouble Focus on Data Privacy, White House Report Urges

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:26pm
A new report calls for assurances that data collected on students will be used for educational purposes, but is sketchy on how to guarantee that happens.
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Political Support for the Common Core

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:24pm
Two new polls show different levels of support for the Common Core State Standards based on political-party affiliation and political viewpoint.
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State of the States: Minnesota

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:20pm
Gov. Dayton used his State of the State address to announce a review of all K-12 assessments with a goal of streamlining and reducing standardized testing, to push for expansion of early-childhood education, and to introduce the idea of extending school days and the school year.
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Integration: New Concepts for a New Era

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:16pm
School desegregation remains a goal worth pursuing, but by different, more nuanced means than schools used to employ, Leonard Stevens writes.
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