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Montgomery County unveils initiative to put 40,000 laptops and tablets in schools

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:54pm

Montgomery County plans to launch a major technology initiative in its public schools in August, providing 40,000 laptops and tablets to students as part of a project that will expand quickly in coming years, officials said Thursday.

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Strauss: What 4 teachers told Obama over lunch

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:02pm

President Obama sat down this week for lunch at the White House with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and four teachers to talk about education, teaching and school reform. What the teachers said to Obama is explained in the following post by Justin Minkel, the 2007 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, a board member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, and a member of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory. He writes two blogs, Teaching for Triumph and Career Teacher. Follow him on Twitter:  @JustinMinkel

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Critics of D.C. education policies question test score gains

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:01am

A group of education advocates is calling on the District to release more information about students’ performance on city tests, arguing that the limited data released in years past has overstated city schools’ progress.

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