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Writing Centers Seek to Unlock Youths' Creativity

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 6:54pm
A national network of after-school tutoring centers that brings a focus on creative writing is reaching a growing number of urban youths.
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U.S. Students Get Top Scores for Sleepiness

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 6:53pm
International testing data shows high percentages of American students are in classes where teachers report that sleepiness gets in the way of instruction "some" or a "lot" of the time.
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Teacher, School Accountability Systems Shaken Up

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 6:52pm
Many states are moving to delay or alter test-based accountability for schools and teachers, as tests associated with the Common Core State Standards head for debut nationwide.
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Converting Catholic Schools to Charters Draws Scrutiny

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 6:51pm
Such conversions are rare, but a number of schools have made the switch in recent years. A study this spring found enrollment grew dramatically following the change
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N.Y.C. Parents Navigate Pre-K Enrollment Maze

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 6:45pm
Flush with new state money for 45,000 preschool spots in public schools and community-based centers, New York City is pushing to make sure families know all their options.
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Calif. Pension-Overhaul Plan Has Districts on Edge

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 6:41pm
California school districts would see their share of teacher-pension costs more than double to nearly 20 percent under a proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown.
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$10,000 Price Tag Put on Nevada Parent's Data Request

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 6:35pm
The situation is raising a tangled web of questions about state educational databases, federal student-privacy laws, and common-core standards.
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Phila. Funding Crisis Threatens Spread of Innovation

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:43pm
The city district's attempt to promote new school models and spread promising new practices is at risk of being overwhelmed by a massive funding shortfall.
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District Chiefs Split on Standards Readiness, Gallup-EdWeek Poll Finds

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:41pm
School superintendents give diverging views on the common core, teacher evaluations, and educational technology in the latest of a series of polls.
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Award-Winning Phila. Teacher Frustrated by Stagnation

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:40pm
Faced with the possibility of being laid off this summer, the teacher plans to leave the district for an education-outreach job with a university robotics lab.
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Transformation Grant Fuels Overhaul of School's Instruction

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:39pm
A $1.5 million grant gave a Philadelphia principal considerable freedom to reshape her elementary school's instructional model, staff, and school day.
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Scaling Up New School Designs Through 'A Culture of Sharing'

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:38pm
A new district staffer helps spread innovative ideas among school leaders and central office staff eager to try new approaches.
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Phila. High School Finds Inspiration to Try Inquiry, 1-to-1 Computing

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:37pm
With an assist from Science Leadership Academy, teachers are bringing an inquiry-based, 1-to-1 computing initiative to a Phila. neighborhood high schools.
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Hands-On Career Academies Struggle to Get Off the Ground

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:36pm
Funding is needed to balance investments in new models with support for promising work in existing schools, says non-profit head.
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Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:09pm
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Kalamazoo Promise adds private colleges

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 3:20pm
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Police: 1 student, suspect dead at US school

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 3:12pm
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