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One in 10 D.C. students score ‘college ready’ on new high school math test

October 27, 2015 - 10:38am
New Common Core-linked PARCC exams show stark achievement gap between black students and white students, who are far more likely to meet testing goals.

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Video of police officer throwing student across classroom prompts investigation

October 26, 2015 - 8:16pm
South Carolina school district officials say officer will not be allowed back during pending investigation.

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Many Montgomery teachers say they don’t want to eliminate final exams

October 26, 2015 - 8:01pm
Teachers union survey finds an “overwhelming number” object to the idea of scrapping county final exams.

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Ole Miss takes down its state flag with Confederate emblem

October 26, 2015 - 3:54pm
After students, faculty and staff called for the flag's removal, concerned that it symbolized racism, university leaders took it down.

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Where did Obama administration's 2 percent cap on standardized testing come from? You won't believe it. (Or maybe you will.)

October 26, 2015 - 2:37pm
Did it come from research about what's best? What do you think?

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Obama meets with educators to talk about standardized testing

October 26, 2015 - 12:18pm
Administration admits its role in overtesting, wants to reduce redundant and dubious tests.

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Creatures are the teachers in an Arlington animal-science classroom

October 25, 2015 - 9:09pm
This career center’s high school program has one of the most diverse species collections in the country.

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Are smartphones dumbing down school, or are they vital learning tools?

October 25, 2015 - 5:03pm
As the debate rages, lonely bastions of resistance like Banneker High lock away devices during the school day.

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Special ed teacher quits: 'I just cannot justify making students cry anymore'

October 25, 2015 - 12:10pm
'They cry with frustration as they are asked to attempt tasks well out of their zone of proximal development. They cry as their hands shake trying to use an antiquated computer mouse on a ten year old desktop computer which they have little experience with, as the computer lab is always closed for testing.'

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