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Teach Like a Champion Update Heightens Focus on Instructional Practice

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:13pm
An expanded edition of Doug Lemov's popular book is published as interest in practice-based teacher preparation is growing.
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Textbook Authority Shifting From States to Districts

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:01pm
State control over curriculum materials is slowly shifting to districts.
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Red Flags Raised on Plan to Let Title I Aid Follow Students

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:59pm
Voucher opponents worry about a provision in a draft bill to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would let aid for poor children follow them to their public schools of choice.
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Federal Home-Visit Program Faces Renewal Deadline

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:59pm
A program that pays for nurses and trained workers to make home visits, intended to change the health and educational trajectories of some of the most vulnerable families, will sunset in March unless Congress acts.
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Consultants Steer Parents Through Maze of School Choice

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:58pm
As public K-12 options multiply in some cities, families are paying for experts to guide them through the selection and enrollment processes.
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Testing Burden on ELLs Needs Easing, Federal Officials Say

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:57pm
Libia Gil, the head of the U.S. Department of Education's office of English-language acquisition, says she is working to decrease the time English-learners spend testing and preparing for tests.
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Spotlight on Jeb Bush's K-12 Group as New Chief Takes Over

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:43pm
Condoleezza Rice's ascension to the top spot at the Foundation for Excellence in Education is among several recent transitions at influential advocacy organizations sharing similar priorities.
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Don't Forget Southeast Asian Students

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:40pm
Southeast Asian students are a sometimes-forgotten group with specific language and learning needs, say Quyen Dinh and Brenda Shum.
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Low K-12 Standards Do a Disservice to All

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:40pm
The common core offers the promise of equal educational opportunity for poor and minority children, writes Wade Henderson.
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What the Military Might Teach Schools

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:40pm
Public schools could help disengaged youths by replicating a successful military program that has bolstered student achievement, writes Hugh B. Price.
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K-12 MOOCs Must Address Equity

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:40pm
Until all students have easy access to the Internet, online courses could impede rather than help lower-income youths achieve, Norman Eng says.
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Schools Test Impact of Blending Technology, Longer School Days

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:39pm
The pairing of blended learning and an expanded school day hits the sweet spot for improving K-12 education, concludes a new guide for educators and policymakers.
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