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Make Mock Elections Mandatory

Education Week - April 26, 2017 - 8:30am
Better civics training in schools can help to prepare voting citizens, write Web Hutchins and Megan Heubeck.
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Is It Illegal to Wear Masks at a Protest? It Depends on the Place

Education News from NY Times - April 26, 2017 - 8:06am
Anti-mask laws vary by state. Berkeley didn’t unmask protesters in February, and some turned violent, In Alabama, protesters were forced to removed their masks.
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Trump expected to order study of federal role in education

Education News from Washington Post - April 26, 2017 - 1:00am
The White House wants to examine how the federal government has ‘unlawfully overstepped state and local control.’
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A survey on sexual assault alarmed colleges. Here’s how top schools responded.

Education News from Washington Post - April 26, 2017 - 1:00am
Universities increased staffing, training and support in an effort to combat the problem.
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UC-Berkeley readies police, concerned Ann Coulter plans to speak in public plaza on campus

Education News from Washington Post - April 26, 2017 - 1:00am
University officials are bracing for massive protests after hearing the conservative commentator intends to speak Thursday at Sproul Plaza — the sprawling space at the center of the California campus that has been the site of demonstrations for decades. Coulter said she hopes the university will provide “an appropriate room” for the event.
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Howard board, superintendent in legal battle as they run county school system

Education News from Washington Post - April 26, 2017 - 1:00am
The state has ordered both sides to mediation and to submit a progress report by May 30.
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DeVos highlights challenges facing military children in Virginia school visit

Education News from Washington Post - April 26, 2017 - 1:00am
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited Ashland Elementary School to learn about its efforts to help military families.
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What student standardized test-takers share with ejected airline passengers

Education News from Washington Post - April 26, 2017 - 1:00am
Exclamatory headlines about how “our” schools are doing compared to “theirs” suggest that we’re less concerned with the quality of education than with whether we can chant, “We’re Number One!”
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Why are we criminalizing behavior of children with disabilities?

Education News from Washington Post - April 26, 2017 - 1:00am
If school districts are going to continue to station police officers in schools, they should adopt policies that clearly limit officers’ roles to safety and security, not routine school discipline, writes an education law expert.
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Advice for graduating high school seniors: Don't romanticize college

Education News from Washington Post - April 26, 2017 - 1:00am
From a college admissions counselor.
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Activists urge D.C. government to hire student loan point person as promised

Education News from Washington Post - April 26, 2017 - 1:00am
Community activists say the D.C. government has undermined a new law giving the District greater oversight of companies that collect student loan payments by failing to hire a point person for the task.
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School Districts Update Professional Development

Education Week - April 25, 2017 - 4:57pm
Classroom needs, as well as new requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act, are leading to creative approaches to improving teachers' own learning and making it more effective.
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Customizing Professional Development Through Microcredentials

Education Week - April 25, 2017 - 4:57pm
Teachers see the value of showing their mastery of individual skills, but questions remain about the quality and rigor of microcredential programs.
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Preschool Teachers Get a Boost in Teaching Early Math

Education Week - April 25, 2017 - 4:57pm
Researchers and educational foundations are targeting early educators for professional development in math, which is improving teacher morale as well as improving children’s school readiness.
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Instructional Coaches Get Specialized Training

Education Week - April 25, 2017 - 4:57pm
In-classroom coaching has proven benefits for teachers, but working with adult learners requires developing trust-building and communication skills.
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Linking Professional Development to Teacher Evaluations

Education Week - April 25, 2017 - 4:57pm
The Boulder Valley District in Colorado built an online portal called MyPassport, intended to guide educators to professional development that matches their needs.
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Boston Program Supports Male Educators of Color

Education Week - April 25, 2017 - 4:57pm
"Executive coaching" is designed to help retain and groom male teachers by helping them navigate the specific challenges facing minority classroom leaders.
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