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Ala leads US in Advanced Placement gains

Education Week - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:31
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Louisiana Governor Suing Feds Over Common Core

Education Week - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:59
Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the Obama administration of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the common-core education standards.
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Charter School Activists Suffer From Truth Deprivation

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:01
The absence of evidence around charter school effectiveness hasn't shaken the devotees, including within the Obama administration, argues Gerald N. Tirozzi.
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Policy Stakes High as Parties Vie for Senate Control

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:59
Partisan gridlock has stalled action on major education legislation in Congress, and analysts are split on how a GOP takeover would affect that.
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ACT Scores Virtually Unchanged, But Participation Is Up

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:56
More students than ever are taking the college-entrance exam, including a record 57 percent of the 2014 high school graduating class.
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Women's Voices Lacking on School Boards

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:34
Despite having relatively strong representation on school boards, women serving on those panels tend to yield to their male counterparts on policy decisions, according to a new book.
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Finn: Eight of the Toughest Challenges Schools Still Face

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:30
In something of a farewell policy address, Chester E. Finn Jr. writes that American schools have made progress, but the public education governance structure is "obsolete."
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Companies Honing Tools to Survey Students About Teachers

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:27
Over the coming months, high-profile players in the student-survey field plan to launch new efforts to improve the usefulness, and potentially lower the costs, of their survey instruments.
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Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision for Virtual Reality in K-12

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:22
After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn.
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Polls Capture Public's Sour View of Common Core

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:36
A pair of wide-ranging polls by PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge sentiment on the common standards, testing, school funding, and other hot-button issues.
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Philadelphia Schools to Open on Time with Cuts to Programs

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:23
Philadelphia's schools will open Sept. 8, but the district will take cost-cutting measures that officials hope will be temporary.
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