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How to Create Safe Learning Environments

December 8, 2015 - 5:08pm
Two researchers suggest evidence-based classroom practices that help teachers promote a positive and secure student learning environment.
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Tenn. Free-Tuition Program Moves Focus to College Retention

December 8, 2015 - 4:49pm
The promise of free tuition lured 16,000 students to Tennessee colleges this year; now state officials are working to keep them there.
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Ariz. District Teaches Coding to K-8 Students

December 8, 2015 - 4:47pm
As big districts like New York and Chicago gear up to teach computer science, the coding lessons are already going full tilt in Avondale, Ariz., schools.
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School Facilities Fuel State-Local Tensions in W.Va. District

December 8, 2015 - 4:46pm
A consolidation plan for Fayette County schools pushed by West Virginia's state chief aims to shutter delapidated facilities and open a new one, but has proven divisive.
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In Many States, Prospects Are Grim for Incarcerated Youths

December 8, 2015 - 4:45pm
The quality of education for tens of thousands of locked-up juveniles significantly lags that of their peers in public schools, advocates say.
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Biological Evidence Found for Mindset Theory

December 8, 2015 - 4:42pm
When students have a positive mindset about math, their brains operate more efficiently, according to researchers from Stanford University.
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Three Wrongheaded School 'Reform' Myths

December 8, 2015 - 4:40pm
Many claims about the merits of school reform are "awash in misguided convictions," argues UFT president Michael Mulgrew.
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The Every Student Succeeds Act: Explained

December 8, 2015 - 4:34pm
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states would get significant leeway in a wide range of areas, with the U.S. Department of Education seeing its hands-on role in accountability scaled back considerably. Here are key highlights.
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Transgender Student Gets to Use Girls' Locker Room

December 8, 2015 - 1:02pm
A suburban Chicago district has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights over its treatment of a transgender student, the federal agency announced Thursday.
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Michigan Districts' Finances Better for Some, Not Others

December 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
The number of Michigan districts in financial distress has declined for the first time in a dozen years, a turnaround to a trend that saw the number grow annually as schools struggled with declining enrollment and increased costs.
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