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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Abuse Reporting

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:39pm
The case before the high court asks whether teachers' duty to report suspected child abuse makes them adjuncts of law enforcement when it comes to prosecution.
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Some States Put Parents in Charge of Student Spending

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:38pm
Education savings accounts—which allow parents to use public funds to customize schooling for their children—are the newest frontier in school choice.
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Teachers' Unions Push Congress on NCLB Rewrite

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:37pm
The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers step up lobbying efforts, targeting lawmakers in their districts.
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Educators' Views Vary in Dispute Over Health Care Law

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:33pm
The U.S. Supreme Court to hear the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, involving subsidies to those in states without their own health-care insurance marketplaces.
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Common Core Seen Falling Short in High School Math

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:32pm
Even some of the most ardent supporters of the standards say the ones developed for the upper grades have weaknesses and should be revisited.
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Indiana Test Furor Adds to State's K-12 Tension

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:31pm
Officials scramble to cut back the length of time needed for the Indiana's state assessment, amid a continued tussle over education leadership in the state.
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NCLB Waiver States Share in New SIG Flexibility

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:31pm
School Improvement Grant rules out this month give more leeway on turnaround strategies to states with waivers, not just to SIG recipients.
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Parents' Incarceration Takes Toll on Children, Studies Say

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:30pm
Researchers are finding that having a parent in prison can be more traumatic to students than a parent’s death or divorce.
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Rising Graduation Rates: Trend or Blip?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:30pm
The latest signs from the U.S. Department of Education point to another year of record-breaking graduation rates, but experts differ on the reasons why.
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Lab Schools Search for New Roles

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:25pm
Some have become training grounds for teachers or researchers, some share best practices, and many are now private schools.
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Ed-Tech Vendors Attend 'Boot Camp' for Data-Privacy Advice

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:25pm
More than 40 ed-tech companies gathered in Washington for the first of several expected training sessions to help companies understand their legal obligations for protecting students' data privacy.
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'Annie' Movie Remake Is Accurate, Sadly

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:25pm
The portrayal of a retooled Annie as poor, black, and illiterate is a realistic portrayal, writes Lydia Carlis. ​
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A Coach With the Heart of an English Teacher

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:25pm
UCLA basketball coach John Wooden understood that a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching students does not work, writes David Perrin.
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Vaccination Data Missing for Schools in Wash. State

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:43pm
Washington health officials say that more than 300 schools in the state have failed to report immunization-exemption rates as required by law.
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Archbishop Urged to Rescind Teacher-Morality Clauses

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:42pm
Eight California lawmakers last week urged the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco to withdraw the "morality clauses."
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