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New book: Obama's Education Department and Gates Foundation were closer than you thought

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
"Policy Patrons" provides unusual detail into the thinking of four big foundations involved in education.
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Bloomberg gives Harvard $32 million to teach mayors and aides

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
New York City's former mayor aims to help other mayors tackle urban problems.
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The law requires gym class for all students, but this charter school is refusing

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
BASIS DC tells parents that exercise isn’t for everyone.
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Dropped off at the wrong bus stop? Find out what this pre-K student did next

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
The 4-year-old Prince George’s Co. girl crossed a street with the help of a Good Samaritan.
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A majority of Maryland students fall short, again, on state Common Core tests

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
Pass rates were low for a second year, math scores inched up and English remained flat.
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Black students file civil rights complaint against Richmond schools over discipline practices

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
In the majority-black school district, black students with disabilities faced suspension at 13 times the rate as white peers without disabilities.
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Federal lawsuit seeks to establish a constitutional right to education

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
The lawsuit alleges that Connecticut's limits on magnet and charter schools have trapped poor students in failing schools.
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How things would change if he were U.S. education secretary — Part 1

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
'Arne Duncan was the reform secretary. What the United States now needs is a learning secretary who promotes challenging and joyful learning for all students...' — Andy Hargreaves
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'School starts back tomorrow no no no no no no no no no' - and other amusing end-of-summer tweets

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
Some are funny. Some are even poignant.
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Labor board ruling on graduate student employment rankles universities, lawmakers

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
A National Labor Relations Board decision granting graduate students the legal protection to unionize now forces private universities to bargain with organized graduate groups, a new reality that's not sitting too well with schools.
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ACT scores show a smaller share of students are 'college-ready'

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
But participation reaches a record high for the nation's most widely used college admission test.
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How hard is it to keep kindergartners focused on a class lesson? This hard.

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
This is more than a charming look inside a kindergarten class, but a message to officials who dictate policy without understanding how children think and behave.
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Md. county school board members call for leaders’ ouster after Head Start debacle

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
5 board members say they weren’t informed of mistreatment of children in Prince George’s.
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Justice Department sues Georgia over segregation of students with disabilities

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
Forgot the blurb: Obama administration officials hope the lawsuit sends a message to schools nationwide.
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When suspensions weren’t working, this high school opted for a new approach

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
D.C.’s Ballou High School chose a ‘restorative justice’ model to address discipline issues, and it cut suspensions by more than half.
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Seeking admission to top colleges, Chinese students flock to U.S. private schools

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
Some small schools see a financial boon with foreign students, and a cultural shift.
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Nick Cannon enrolls as a freshman at Howard U.

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
Celebrity Nick Cannon wrote on social media that he is now a student at Howard University.
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School asks returning students: 'What is your hope?' Here are the interesting answers.

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
Kids write their answers on a blackboard. So do teachers.
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A Texas teacher stopped assigning homework. The Internet gave her an A+.

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
"I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success," Brandy Young wrote.
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Our misguided effort to close the achievement gap is creating a new inequality: The 'play' gap

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
"Too much education policy has been written by those who don’t know how young children develop and learn."
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