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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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K-12 Education: Still Separate, Still Unequal

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:15pm
Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, racial disparities in schools should be a call to action, writes Leticia Smith-Evans.
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I, Too, Am America: Making All Students Feel Like They Belong

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:14pm
Graduate student Pierce Gordon writes about words and actions that make some minority students feel unwelcome in school programs and on college campuses.
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In a Small Mississippi City, a Half-Century of Legal Battles

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 4:53pm
Cleveland, Miss., appears far from getting out from under federal court supervision decades after a desegregation case was filed.
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Ky. District 'Keeps Faith' on School Desegregation

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 4:52pm
Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down its race-based student-assignment plan, Jefferson County is maintaining diverse schools and improving achievement.
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Federal Enforcement Is Key to Brown Legacy

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 4:47pm
The Civil Rights Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act continue to offer tools for compliance, amid a shifting legal landscape.
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60 Years After Brown, School Diversity More Complex Than Ever

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 4:17pm
Dramatic demographic changes, shifting court opinions, and housing segregation make school integration a major challenge.
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Civil Rights Complaints Target Charter Schools

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:08pm
A coalition of groups opposed to charter schools says it is filing federal civil rights complaints claiming discrimination by officials running school systems in New Orleans, Chicago and Newark, New Jersey.
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Wyoming will not receive fed schools waiver

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:43pm
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