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World Briefing: Afghanistan: Literacy Effort Stalls

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 9:59pm
A program financed by the United States to bolster literacy rates among security forces has been plagued by weak oversight and accountability, according to a report by federal inspectors.
    





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Study recommends big increase in D.C. schools funding

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 8:35pm

The District should boost funding for public education by more than 15 percent — or at least $180 million a year — to ensure that schools have the resources they need to improve student achievement, according to a study commissioned by the D.C. government.

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Strauss: Pete Seeger: ‘Do you know the difference between education and experience?’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:36pm

The great Pete Seeger has passed away at the age of 94. Here are some of the things he said and/or wrote in relation to education and the human condition:

“Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t. ”

“Singing with children in the schools has been the most rewarding experience of my life.”

“Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.”

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SIG Program Gets Makeover in Newly Passed Budget

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:12pm
States and districts getting School Improvement Grant aid could receive greater flexibility under language included in the federal spending measure.
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Some Waiver States Feel Squeeze on Common-Core Tests

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:12pm
The U.S. Department of Education is grilling states that don't participate in one of the common-core-testing consortia about their assessment plans.
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Collective Bargaining Case Gets High Court Spotlight

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:09pm
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a dispute with the potential to shake up the landscape for teachers' unions and other public-sector labor groups.
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Early-Education Advocates Welcome Fresh Federal Infusion

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:08pm
Pregnant women, infants, and children up to age 3 could end up as big beneficiaries of the $1 billion in early-education aid in the recently passed federal spending measure.
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Needy Students, Tech Disparities at Issue in S.C.

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:07pm
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley tells lawmakers that she intends to direct more resources to the state's neediest students and push to improve public school technology.
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Surge in New Charter Schools Worries N.C. Educators

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:07pm
The number of charters may soon double in North Carolina, thanks to new laws lifting the state's charter cap and easing other restrictions on the schools.
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Graduation Disparities Loom Large for Students With Special Needs

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:06pm
Wide disparities between students with disabilities and those in regular education could complicate performance factors when states undergo federal evaluation.
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Common Science Standards Slow to Catch On in States

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:06pm
Preoccupation with implementing the common core for math and literacy is an oft-cited obstacle in states to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.
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Time for an Education Reformation

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:05pm
The drive that advanced the Protestant Reformation should give educators hope and inspiration for their own push to shake up American schools, Clarke L. Rubel says.
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Statistics: The New 'It' Common-Core Subject

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:03pm
In response to the growing interest in all-things statistics, it's time to foster data literacy in our classrooms, writes Anna E. Bargagliotti.
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State of the States: Michigan

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:53pm
Gov. Snyder used his budget address to call for an additional $65 million investment in early education in order to make Michigan what he called a "no-wait state" for pre-K.
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State of the States: Iowa

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:52pm
Gov. Branstad urged lawmakers in his Condition of the State address to pass legislation that would require schools to inform parents if their child is involved in a bullying incident and allow school personnel to intervene in any bullying that takes place off school grounds.
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State of the States: Wisconsin

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:50pm
In a speech to lawmakers that was heavy on economic themes, Gov. Walker also touted his record on education issues during his first term.
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State of the States: South Dakota

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:13pm
Gov. Dennis M. Daugaard highlighted the importance of career and technical education in his annual speech to state lawmakers, promising $5 million in grants to help the state's CTE high schools strengthen their offerings.
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State of the States: Missouri

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:12pm
Gov. Jay Nixon used his speech to call for a large boost in education spending, much of it intended to place the state on a path to fully fund its public school foundation formula.
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U.S. Court Ruling Raises K-12 Concerns About Internet Access

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 4:54pm
The decision is being interpreted as giving commercial Internet providers significantly more power to block content or set conditions on its delivery before it reaches customers, including schools.
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