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Charter school bill nears final approval

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:54am
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N.H. Gets Green Light to Pilot Local Assessments

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:34pm
The new flexibility granted to the state by the U.S. Department of Education, being tried out in a handful of districts, is a departure from the NCLB law.
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Efforts to Overhaul NCLB Law Inch Ahead in Congress

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:34pm
Negotiations on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act continue among key senators, despite a recent setback in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Educators Await Outcome on Health-Care Law

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:33pm
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by June on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act with potential impact on school districts' employee-benefits policies.
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Supreme Court Mulls Teachers' Duty in Reporting Abuse

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:33pm
Arguments in an Ohio case revolved around whether the requirement that teachers report child abuse turns them into agents of law enforcement.
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New Principles Aim to Guide Use, Safety of Student Data

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:33pm
More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.
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'Education Innovation Clusters' Aim to Improve Schools

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:33pm
The regional partnerships among school districts, research organizations, private companies, and other groups are emerging around the world to address educational challenges.
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Number of Libraries Dwindles in N.Y.C. Schools

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:32pm
At a time when school library services in many big cities are feeling squeezed, the Big Apple's declines are steeper than most, advocates say.
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Teacher Education Group Airs Criticism of New Accreditor

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:32pm
An apparent fracture has opened up between two major players in the increasingly edgy teacher education field, with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education approving a resolution stating that there is a “crisis of confidence” toward the national accreditor for teacher colleges.
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Districts Work With Families to Curb Pre-K Absenteeism

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:32pm
Amid a national push to expand early education, officials in a number of cities work to combat chronic nonattendance among preschoolers, seen as a warning sign of issues in the later grades.
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Parents Used 'Trigger' Law to Leverage School Changes

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:32pm
At one California school, the threat of parental options under the law allowed them to negotiate a formal agreement with school officials on key issues.
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Author Argues Poor Kids Should Be 'Our Kids'

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:32pm
In a new book, Robert Putnam, the author of Bowling Alone, contends that a growing share of low-income children are growing up without the community supports that bolstered earlier generations.
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After Divisive Start, Use of 'Parent Trigger' Law Matures

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:31pm
Advocates aim to broaden the influence of California's contentious statute, which gives parents a tool to push major changes at low-performing schools.
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Districts Ramp Up Efforts to Link Spending, Academic Priorities

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:31pm
A still-nascent effort is under way to shift school district budgeting to a multi-year, collaborative process that has finance and academic officials working in tandem.
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Rebranding No Child Left Behind Act a Tough Marketing Call

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:31pm
Any rewrite of the outdated No Child Left Behind Act will need a new name that captures both its policy essence and the public's attention.
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