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Calif. Districts Seek $1 Billion to Fund Test Mandate

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:12pm
The formal push by four school districts to boost state funding for new standardized tests could muddy rollout of California’s common-core assessments.
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Schools Weigh Access to Students' Social-Media Passwords

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:11pm
State lawmakers and school district officials are again wrestling with questions about schools' authority to access and monitor students' social-media accounts.
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State Legislatures Take Aim at Restraint, Seclusion in Schools

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:09pm
People looking to curb the behavioral-modification practices, including advocates for those with disabilities, are finding fertile ground among state lawmakers.
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States Ceding Power Over Classroom Materials

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:07pm
When it comes to choosing print and online resources for schools, states are increasingly putting more of the authority in the hands of districts.
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Clash Looms Over Obama's Education-Budget Priorities

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:04pm
The president wants a 7 percent hike in funding for the U.S. Department of Education, but a GOP-controlled Congress has pledged to keep a tight rein on spending.
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Why Annual State Testing Matters

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:03pm
The reauthorization of the ESEA must require annual testing so states can help struggling school districts, argues Karen Hawley Miles.
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'Hands-in-the-Dirt' Learning

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:03pm
Garden-based learning supports many different learning styles, says Jane Hirschi, who urges teachers to lead the movement.
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GOP in Driver's Seat as Congress Tackles NCLB Rewrite

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:02pm
Title I and the federal role in K-12 are among the top issues as a revision of the No Child Left Behind Act passes the House education committee.
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FCC Plan for 'Net Neutrality' Addresses Schools' Needs

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:01pm
The proposal, if approved Feb. 26, would for the first time regulate broadband firms that provide high-speed Internet service as though they were public utilities.
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