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California Blazes Trail With New Sex Education Mandates

October 13, 2015 - 3:56pm
A pair of new laws includes a requirement that students learn about affirmative sexual consent, known as "yes means yes."
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The Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline

October 13, 2015 - 3:49pm
Girls who are victims of sexual abuse are often further traumatized by the juvenile-justice system, writes Gina Womack.
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Rethinking Student Discipline and Zero Tolerance

October 13, 2015 - 3:48pm
Restorative practices, rather than zero tolerance, are more effective in solving student discipline problems, write four RAND researchers.
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Teacher Attrition Continues to Plague North Carolina

October 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
A new state report says the legislature hasn't done enough to entice teachers to stay, despite some modifications to the salary schedule.
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Former Chicago Schools CEO to Plead Guilty to Bribery Charges, Feds Say

October 13, 2015 - 1:07pm
In their indictment of Barbara Byrd-Bennett, federal prosecutors allege the former superintendent steered a $23 million, no-bid contract to her former employers.
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New Teacher Requirements Jeopardize Dual-Credit Classes

October 13, 2015 - 1:06pm
Dual-credit programs in 19 states feel threatened by a new rule requiring high school teachers of those classes to have a master's degree.
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Why Educators Should Get Serious About Free Universal Education

October 13, 2015 - 12:43pm
Susan Hopgood, Lily Eskelsen-García, and Randi Weingarten explain their support for the global "sustainable development goals" adopted recently by the United Nations.
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Microsoft's Commitment to Data Privacy Questioned

October 13, 2015 - 12:35pm
Privacy experts are raising the alarm over what they see as overly aggressive data collection in the company's newly unveiled operating system, Windows 10.
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Study Lays Out Grim Statistics on Urban Education

October 13, 2015 - 11:55am
Among the findings: Less than a third of the cities examined made gains in math or reading proficiency over the three-year study span relative to their state's performance.
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Lawmakers Launch Clark County School District Breakup Study

October 13, 2015 - 8:48am
Nevada lawmakers kicked off an effort to divide the giant Clark County School District into several smaller precincts—something that proponents say will help the behemoth organization be more responsive to the needs of students and parents.
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