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Nation's report card: No gains for 12th-graders

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:16pm
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State Political Rifts Sap Support for Common-Core Tests

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:36pm
Assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards are drawing fire at the state level, even as most states stick with the standards initiative.
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Autism Issues Complicate Anti-Bullying Task

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:23pm
Schools are using a variety of approaches to improve social interactions between students with developmental disabilities and their typically developing peers.
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Rural Charter Schools Face Special Challenges

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:21pm
In many rural communities, a small but growing number of charters are scrounging for space and competing with regular schools for scarce resources and students.
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Charting a Common-Sense Course for the Common Core

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:19pm
States should phase in use of common-core assessments for teacher evaluation, write Jane Leibbrand and Alice Seagren.
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Google Amends Terms for Scanning User Data

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:17pm
The company's announcement that it would end the scanning of student e-mails for ad purposes comes after it faced intense scrutiny for its privacy practices.
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School Districts Get Advice on 'Doing More With Less'

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:10pm
To help school leaders facing long-term budget issues, the District Management Council has outlined steps that school districts can take to manage their funds more effectively.
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N.Y.C. Union, Reach Tentative Deal on Contract

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:05pm
The plan would increase teacher salaries by 18 percent over nine years, slim the district's teacher-evaluation criteria, and pave the way for a teacher career ladder.
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New Teacher-Preparation Standards Focus on Sex Education

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:01pm
Sex-education classes are often taught by health teachers who have little training in the subject or how to teach it, say standards developers.
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School Budget Problems Have Deep Roots in Philadelphia

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:00pm
Inconsistent state funding, charter school costs, debt payments, and education cuts all play a role in the school system's recurring fiscal crises.
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White House Turns Up Heat on Teacher Preparation

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:57pm
The Obama administration cites as a priority long-delayed federal rules aiming to hold teacher education programs accountable for producing effective talent.
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Digital Reading Poses Learning Challenges for Students

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:53pm
Some academics, educators, and technology vendors are pushing to minimize the distracting bells and whistles that abound in high-tech instructional materials.
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Research Drives Teacher Training for Digital Reading

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:53pm
A Pennsylvania school district is working to train high school teachers in ways to help students transfer print-based reading strategies to their lessons when they use iPads.
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What Relationships Mean in Educating Boys

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:45pm
The connection between male students and their teachers is crucial, Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley write.
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U.S. Graduation Rate: Same Results, Different Measures

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:40pm
Regardless of how it was counted, the nation's high school graduation rate cracked 80 percent for the first time with the class of 2012.
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Audit: some West Texas students skipped grades

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:57pm
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