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Baton Rouge :: LA :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 15:02:10 -0700 | education-news

La. (AP) Seventeen state lawmakers asked a judge on Monday to end Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools, saying education leaders didn't properly enact the multistate benchmarks. Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, who opposes the...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 07:17:24 -0700 | education-news

Supporters of science education improvement would do well to listen to that advice. The National Research Council's K-12 Framework for Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards are designed to drive dramatic rethinking and improvement of science education for...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 07:17:21 -0700 | education-news

Washington state has lost its latest bid for flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind law, state officials said Monday...Department of Education officials have rejected a request made about a month ago by Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn....
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Oklahoma City :: OK :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 07:17:19 -0700 | education-news

With the Legislature's repeal of tough, new English and math standards known as Common Core, education leaders said they're concerned Oklahoma students will fall further behind their counterparts in more than 40 state which have implemented the standards.
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Cupertino :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 08:31:45 -0700 | education-news

In May, the Department of Education released the names of more than 50 institutions that are under investigation for possible Title IX violations, which concern the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. In June, the Obama administration proposed changes...
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Cincinnati :: OH :: USA | updated 2014-07-21 16:01:32 -0700 | education-news

An appeals court has put on hold a judge's order that the Ohio Department of Education sponsor a downtown Cincinnati charter school to keep it operating. The decision staying the judge's order threatens to force VLT Academy to close. That...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 07:12:05 -0700 | education-news

Michael Sibley, speaking for the  Alabama Department of Education told website Al.com that the state's inclusion that gay sex is illegal in their current sex education [...] Alabama officials are in the process of reviewing their public school sex education...
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Riyadh :: Saudi Arabia | updated 2014-07-21 14:35:27 -0700 | education-news

The agreement is designed to bridge the gap between education and employment in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Arab world, edX stated in a press release. The courses, which are expected to begin this September, will be the start of...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 14:53:18 -0700 | education-news

There's No Point in Releasing Prisoners, EverUnless We Do This At college-level classes in New York's correctional institutions, Baz Dreisinger has students who come from all races and backgrounds, and they are often extremely intelligent. The academic director of the...
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Richmond :: VA :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 14:00:46 -0700 | education-news

Va. (AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he won't appeal a judge's ruling that overturned a law allowing the state to take over chronically failing schools. McAuliffe says in a statement to the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1nalvuU ) that the law altered...
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Indianapolis :: IN :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 14:00:41 -0700 | education-news

Indiana's three most populous counties are among five picked for the state's pilot program that will allow low-income Hoosier children to attend preschool. Gov. Mike Pence's office announced Tuesday that Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties were selected for...
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Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 14:00:41 -0700 | education-news

A boys Catholic high school in Los Angeles will require all students to undergo baseline testing for concussions whether they are athletes or not. Loyola High's 1,270 students will undergo the 45-minute exam assessing balance and brain functions.
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Bismarck :: ND :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 14:00:41 -0700 | education-news

N.D. (AP) North Dakota School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler wants American Indian culture taught in the state's classrooms. Baesler says she wants to establish curriculum similar to Montana's "Indian Education for All" program that mandates Montana schools teach all students about...
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Jefferson City :: MO :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 14:00:34 -0700 | education-news

Mo. (AP) Kansas City schools will remain unaccredited for a while longer as students prepare for a new school year that starts next month. The school district had offered to drop a lawsuit challenging its unaccredited status if Missouri education...
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