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Pre-K Remains Hot State Policy Topic

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:58pm
With their legislative sessions in full swing and governors laying out their budget priorities, early-childhood education takes center stage.
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Stakes Are High for K-12 Policy in 2014 Elections

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:57pm
With three dozen governorships and more than 6,000 legislative seats on the ballot, this year's elections could prove pivotal for key education issues.
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School-Violence Tip Lines Get a Second Look After Sandy Hook

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:52pm
A handful of states and districts are showing renewed interest in tip lines that allow young people to anonymously share information about potential security threats, bullying, and other behaviors.
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Feds Urged to Do More to Track School Sexual Abuse

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:51pm
A General Accountability Office investigation reveals a fractured, confusing, and conflicting system for reporting and tracking incidences of child sexual abuse by school personnel.
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Manufacturing-Job Growth Prompts K-12 Training Effort

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:49pm
High schools are creating programs to prepare students for high-tech manufacturing jobs amid projections of a 42 percent increase in the sector by 2018.
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State Chiefs Reaffirm Intent to Safeguard Student Data

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:47pm
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Education, schools chiefs from 34 states say they will not share personally identifiable student data with the federal government.
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New Tools Gauge Fidelity of Lessons to Common Core

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:47pm
Which instructional materials fully reflect the new math and literacy standards? Some recently developed tools and processes seek to provide an answer.
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Taking a Closer Look at Rural Schools

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:46pm
A new organization is examining the needs of rural schools and students, who number in the millions but are frequently overlooked by American policymakers and researchers, Paul T. Hill says.
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Vouchers Get Fresh Attention From State Policymakers

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:42pm
Private-school-choice legislation is part of a broader trend at the state level, and proposals are bidding for attention in the U.S. Senate.
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Responding to Principals' Rising Responsibilities

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:42pm
The pressures and expectations for principals have grown ever higher in recent years, but there are ways to support these school leaders while still encouraging their autonomy, write Duncan Young and Susan Szachowicz.
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Unfazed, Houston Pushes Ahead on 1-to-1 Computing

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:35pm
Undeterred by problems experienced by other school systems attempting to equip students with digital devices, the district began distributing more than 18,000 laptops.
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Scholarship program to aid immigrants

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:21pm
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DC Council votes to create scholarship program

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:21pm
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How We Created a Network of STEM Teachers

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:53pm
Creating a national network of teachers with subject-matter expertise encourages them to commit to the profession and embrace leadership roles, writes Nicole Gillespie.
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Fallin sued over school safety public records

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:51pm
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New NYC deputy mayor to run pre-k program

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:51pm
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