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Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 5:18pm
The curriculum review group EdReports.org last week released its first round of ratings for grades 3-8 English/language arts materials—and results were mixed.
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Amid School-Closure Worries, Michigan Lists Low Performers

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 5:17pm
State officials insist the roster of low-performing schools is not a closure list, but an accountability measure required by law, though those reassurances may face skepticism.
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Indiana Lawmaker's Staffer Tapped to Craft Trump School Choice Plan

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 5:16pm
Rob Goad, on leave from the office of Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., has been working as a Trump policy adviser in New York City.
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Parents Across America Group Outlines Ed-Tech 'Threats'

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 5:15pm
In an exclusive interview, the organization’s leader talks about the threats and addresses criticisms that the national group is making alarmist claims.
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Longer Day, Year Required for Many Head Start Programs

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 5:13pm
Final performance standards are aimed at raising professional-development requirements and educational standards for the federal preschool program, while cutting the red tape.
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Amid Shortage Fears, States Ease Teacher-Licensing Rules

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 5:13pm
With policymakers across the country increasingly worried about teacher shortages, one after another, state licensing authorities have been loosening certification rules.
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Schools Try Class Rotation for Kindergartners on Week One

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 5:11pm
Cycling the new students through all the kindergarten classes lets teachers get to know them better before permanent class assignments are made.
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Studies Flag Potential Downside to Inclusion

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 5:11pm
Young classmates of pupils with emotional and behavioral disabilities were found to have more absences, lower math and reading scores, and more disruptive behaviors.
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Are Dual-Enrollment Programs Overpromising?

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 5:04pm
Students in dual-enrollment programs are often told they will be able to transfer the credits they earn to college, but it doesn't happen.
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Tax Boosts to Aid K-12 Up for Vote in Several States

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 5:02pm
Voters in Maine, Oregon and other states are being asked to approve ballot measures that would use tax increases to increase the amount of money school districts receive each year.
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Student-Centered Learning Can Modernize Schools

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 4:56pm
Tailored student-centered approaches can improve student achievement and attainment, writes Nellie Mae Education Foundation president Nicholas C. Donohue.
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United States Should Prioritize Global Education

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 4:52pm
Expanded access to education across the globe will boost U.S. national and economic security, writes Rep. Nita Lowey.
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Why Punishment Won't Stop a Bully

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 4:46pm
When addressing bullying in schools, punitive discipline can itself be a type of bulling, argues author Alfie Kohn.
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The Learning Network: Announcing Our 2016-17 Student Contest Calendar

Education News from NY Times - September 6, 2016 - 4:29pm
A list of all the student contests we will be running on The Learning Network this school year.
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Ruling forces shift in school policy

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 3:43pm
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Dover to get $1.5M in education lawsuit

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 3:43pm
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Helping Homeless Students Step Out of the Shadows

Education Week - September 6, 2016 - 3:07pm
Under ESSA, educators and policymakers have an opportunity to better identify and support homeless students, writes Barbara Duffield.
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