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Calif. Districts Seek $1 Billion to Fund Test Mandate

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:12pm
The formal push by four school districts to boost state funding for new standardized tests could muddy rollout of California’s common-core assessments.
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Schools Weigh Access to Students' Social-Media Passwords

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:11pm
State lawmakers and school district officials are again wrestling with questions about schools' authority to access and monitor students' social-media accounts.
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State Legislatures Take Aim at Restraint, Seclusion in Schools

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:09pm
People looking to curb the behavioral-modification practices, including advocates for those with disabilities, are finding fertile ground among state lawmakers.
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States Ceding Power Over Classroom Materials

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:07pm
When it comes to choosing print and online resources for schools, states are increasingly putting more of the authority in the hands of districts.
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Clash Looms Over Obama's Education-Budget Priorities

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:04pm
The president wants a 7 percent hike in funding for the U.S. Department of Education, but a GOP-controlled Congress has pledged to keep a tight rein on spending.
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Why Annual State Testing Matters

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:03pm
The reauthorization of the ESEA must require annual testing so states can help struggling school districts, argues Karen Hawley Miles.
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'Hands-in-the-Dirt' Learning

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:03pm
Garden-based learning supports many different learning styles, says Jane Hirschi, who urges teachers to lead the movement.
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GOP in Driver's Seat as Congress Tackles NCLB Rewrite

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:02pm
Title I and the federal role in K-12 are among the top issues as a revision of the No Child Left Behind Act passes the House education committee.
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FCC Plan for 'Net Neutrality' Addresses Schools' Needs

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:01pm
The proposal, if approved Feb. 26, would for the first time regulate broadband firms that provide high-speed Internet service as though they were public utilities.
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Panel Sends Newtown Report to Governor, Hopes It Has Impact

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:21am
A Connecticut commission that's been reviewing the deadly Newtown school shooting for two years agreed Friday to send its final recommendations to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, hoping the proposals for addressing school safety, gun violence, and mental health will be heeded nationwide.
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Gosar is new state Board Of Education chair

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:21am
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