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Yale study suggests racial bias among preschool teachers

Education News from Washington Post - September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Teachers are more likely to expect young black children -- especially young black boys -- to misbehave, according to a new Yale study: "Implicit biases do not begin with black men and police. They begin with black preschoolers and their teachers."
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Chimp researcher Jane Goodall brings her conservation message to students

Education News from Washington Post - September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
“Don’t you think it’s peculiar that with this clever brain we have, that we’re harming the planet so much?”
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After failed presidential bid, Jeb Bush is back in school - this time, as a teacher at Harvard

Education News from Washington Post - September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
But he'll be talking about education rather than politics.
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Tests scores rise in Md., but a majority of students in most grades still fail

Education News from Washington Post - September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Students did better on many state exams aligned with the Common Core, but passing rates remain under 50 percent at most grade levels.
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Lawyer: Why the lower standard of evidence in college sexual-assault cases is dangerous

Education News from Washington Post - September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Robert Shibley, the executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, writes about a federal directive that transformed the way college officials handle sexual assault complaints
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Many Americans know nothing about their government. Here's a bold way schools can fix that.

Education News from Washington Post - September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Isn't it past time that American schoolchildren really learn civics?
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SAT scores fall modestly in a year of transition for college admission test

Education News from Washington Post - September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Following lowest scores in a decade in 2015, this year’s numbers continued downward. But test results only cover students who took the old version, which ended in January.
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Next Target for IBM’s Watson? Third-Grade Math

Education News from NY Times - September 27, 2016 - 8:59pm
Watson, the IBM computer platform that dominated on “Jeopardy!” and has helped fight cancer, is part of a pilot program that will help teachers build personalized lesson plans.
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ESSA Clears Out Underbrush on School Improvement Path

Education Week - September 27, 2016 - 5:30pm
The new federal K-12 law gives states and districts a freer hand in fixing their lowest-performing schools, but questions loom on whether that leeway will translate into better outcomes.
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How to Find Evidence-Based Fixes for Schools That Fall Behind

Education Week - September 27, 2016 - 5:30pm
As states and districts grapple with how to develop and use evidenced for school improvement, several new resources are rolling out to help them.
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Assuring Needy Groups of Students Aren't Overlooked

Education Week - September 27, 2016 - 5:30pm
A focus on the bottom of the scale may mask challenges for higher-performing schools when it comes to boosting achievement for students who lag behind.
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Inside a School District's 'Transformation Zone'

Education Week - September 27, 2016 - 5:30pm
Leaders of an Indiana system make sure that the central office, not just principals and teachers, help carry the weight of school turnaround efforts.
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Lessons From a 'Hidden Gem' in Alabama

Education Week - September 27, 2016 - 5:30pm
A rural Southern school with a predominantly Native American population engages the whole community in its continued quest for improvement.
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Tackling School Climate, Student Behavior as a Route to Improvement

Education Week - September 27, 2016 - 5:30pm
Approaches that have proven effective in working with special education students and English-learners hold potential for helping all students.
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School Inspections Offer a Diagnostic Look at Quality

Education Week - September 27, 2016 - 5:30pm
Aiming to get beyond just spreadsheets and test scores, Vermont and other states experiment with new ways to scope out schools' strengths and weaknesses.
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New California Agency's Goal: Bolster Districts' Turnaround Role

Education Week - September 27, 2016 - 5:30pm
Aiming to offer support and assistance for local leaders, rather than prescriptive formulas, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence is open for business.
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Loosening the Reins on Federal Improvement Aid

Education Week - September 27, 2016 - 5:30pm
The Every Student Succeeds Act has state and local officials looking for creative ways to use federal funds to boost school improvement.
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Five Lessons From an Outgoing School Chancellor

Education Week - September 27, 2016 - 5:13pm
Kaya Henderson reflects on her tenure as she prepares to step down from her post as schools chief in the nation's capital.
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Joan of Arc’s Shaky Pedestal: France Battles Over Its Identity at School

Education News from NY Times - September 27, 2016 - 3:48pm
Changes to how history is taught, as well as changes to how French, Latin and Greek are introduced, have set off arguments between the right and the left.
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