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Advisers to Texas Lieutenant Governor Call Pre-K a 'Godless' Choice

Education Week - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 08:03
Advisers to Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick described a major bipartisan pre-K initiative as socialist and keeping children in a 'Godless environment' in a letter sent to lawmakers Tuesday.
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Charter Operators Pull Back From Memphis Turnaround Effort

Education Week - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:03
Three national charter networks have recently scaled back plans to take over failing schools in the district, underscoring the challenges for turnaround efforts.
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Top Principals Expand Reach to Multiple Schools

Education Week - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:02
The Clark County, Nev., and Denver districts experiment with giving successful leaders more than one school to manage.
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My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective

Education Week - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:02
High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention.
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Key to Vocabulary Gap Is Quality of Conversation, Not Dearth of Words

Education Week - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:00
A seminal study on the early word gap between the children of college graduates and high school dropouts has led to more nuanced findings about language development.
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Parent, School Issues at Stake in Same-Sex Marriage Fight

Education Week - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 16:09
Gay couples are making their case to the U.S. Supreme Court over states' refusal to license or recognize such unions, a conflict with an array of implications for schools.
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Q&A: Reporter Delves Into World of 'Digital Play'

Education Week - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:58
Veteran USA Today reporter Greg Toppo discusses his new book examining the hopes and reality of how schools and students are trying to use digital games for learning.
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Why Are We Teaching Democracy Like a Game Show?

Education Week - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:38
Memorizing the answers to a naturalization test will not help students learn about civics, writes Joseph Kahne.
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