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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-04-21 05:39:47 -0700 | education-news

The two consortia also part company on providing translations of the test into other languages. The differing decisions highlight that, notwithstanding the technological advances the two consortia are making in the assessment of special populations, accommodations policies remain contested...
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Albuquerque :: NM :: USA | updated 2014-04-21 05:39:45 -0700 | education-news

Among the many school-funding lawsuits focused on equity and adequacy around the country, a case in New Mexico stands out. It focuses on the state's A-F accountability and teacher-evaluation policiesnot strictly on spending levelsin targeting what the plaintiffs say are...
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Long Beach :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-04-21 05:39:45 -0700 | education-news

That tale of two districts reflects a dilemma of the common-core era: How do schools find or craft good curricula that truly reflect the new standards when they have limited time and funds and when the market is overflowing with...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-21 05:39:43 -0700 | education-news

Despite the cacophony over the Common Core State Standards, new assessments, teacher evaluation, portfolio districts, and other hot-button issues, education leaders are bearing down ever harder on tried-and-true school reform strategies. Whether employing higher standards, tougher accountability,...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-18 13:59:54 -0700 | education-news

Project Green Room's mission is to push lawmakers to come up with a real solution for the US' $17 trillion debt. The group has 2,000 social media followers and 45 two thousand  unpaid volunteers. A second organization, at Ohio State...
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London :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-04-18 13:02:23 -0700 | education-news

Some studies now suggest that students may still be paying back their student debt until well into their fifties, reports The Telegrah. In England, [...]   Student debt and loans have long been a problem not jusin the United States,...
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Northampton :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-04-18 13:02:25 -0700 | education-news

Is School Violence the New Normal?'   The stabbing and injury of 22 students at Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh last week provoked unusual reactions from parents and students.  The opinions, for the most part, appeared to express a...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-18 13:02:23 -0700 | education-news

The poll also showed that only about one-half of students felt that they were allowed to do what they are best at during the school day; while 7 in 10 K-12 students, said that they felt that their teachers were...
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Houston :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-04-18 05:59:48 -0700 | education-news

People often ask me what I've learned in 20-plus years of studying districts that have successfully lifted up chronically struggling schools. People also argue with me, asserting that districts are incapable of improving schools, or that charter schools and organizations...
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Dubai :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-04-17 14:11:36 -0700 | education-news

Her decision to leave the Kansas Board of Education was met with mixed emotions from her [...]   Kansas Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker has resigned to take a position as an adviser to the director general of the Abu Dhabi...
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Newark :: NJ :: USA | updated 2014-04-17 14:11:34 -0700 | education-news

A New Jersey State Appellate court agreed with the ruling made by the New Jersey Education Commissioner to give charters to two Newark schools that make use of online technology in the classroom ...Blended learning consists of a mix of traditional, face to...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-17 14:11:34 -0700 | education-news

O Coursera Inc., the online education company sporting  7 million registered users, added considerable weight to its branding this week by announcing that former Yale University president Richard C...Guttenplan of The New York Times, Levin said that the company will...
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Oslo :: Norway | updated 2014-04-17 14:11:33 -0700 | education-news

Africans with two parents who did not complete at least primary education are the worst off in terms of their own academic achievement. However, if even one parent has a primary education, the likelihood of his or her child completing...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-17 14:11:32 -0700 | education-news

In 2009, Maryland set a goal to have 55% of its population college educated by 2025. It is already at 48%, which is ahead of pace to achieve this goal. The new plan would help students from low income [...]...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-17 13:14:23 -0700 | education-news

Public Policy Institute of California Senior Fellow Hans Johnson is afraid that there will be 1 million fewer college graduates than will be necessary in the work force in 2025.  Even if high school dropouts are not taken into consideration...
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