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Benefits of 'Deeper Learning' Schools Highlighted in Studies

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:57pm
New research finds that students in schools that used deeper-learning teaching approaches had better test results and people skills than peers in other schools.
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Learning Payoff Found for 'City Connects' Program

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:57pm
The academic boost that elementary students got from a program that linked them with community supports and resources lasted all the way to middle school, a study says.
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Military Surplus Program Provides Weapons to School Police

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:56pm
School district police units around the country have acquired armored vehicles, semiautomatic weapons, and grenade launchers through a controversial program run by the Defense Department.
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Common-Core Testing Contracts Favor Big Vendors

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:55pm
Most of the biggest contracts being awarded by the two main consortia creating online assessments aligned to the standards are flowing to some familiar industry players.
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States Mixed on Waiver Leeway for Teacher Evaluations

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:53pm
More than a third of states with NCLB waivers say they’re interested in a federal offer to put off using student scores as part of teacher evaluations until the end of the school year.
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Steps Weighed on Method for Flagging Bias in Spec. Ed.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:01pm
Federal officials face a split among advocates and educators on whether to set a bright line for states in deciding if minorities are overidentified for special education services.
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K-12 Schools Need More Steve Jobs and Less Bill Gates

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:38pm
In spite of our tendency to revere the counsel of business leaders on public-policy issues, they don't always get it right, argues David Bernstein.
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Website lists charter school costs, performance

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:26pm
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State may require more math for diplomas

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:21pm
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