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Juvenile-Justice System Not Meeting Educational Needs, Report Says

Education Week - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:01
A new report cites inaccurate assessments of the needs of students entering the system, poor coordination between teaching and learning, and inconsistency in curricula as significant problems.
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Tenn. Lawmakers Pass Free College Tuition Plan

Education Week - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 07:25
Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.
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States' Rollout of Common Core Goes Under the Microscope

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:30
A variety of nonpartisan groups and government officials alike scope out states' strengths and challenges in the early stages of common-core implementation.
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Are Contracts to Blame for Teacher-Quality Gaps?

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:09
Researchers are examining whether language in teacher contracts could be contributing to the teacher-quality gap between high- and low-minority schools.
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Gifted Ed. Is Crucial, But the Label Isn't

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:30
Giving students the educational challenges they are "ready and hungry" for is important, regardless of whether they have been designated as "gifted," five experts in the field write.
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Districts Cheer Kansas K-12 Aid Deal, Despite Uncertainties

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:30
Funding changes will pour more money into Kansas schools in a bid to satisfy a state supreme court ruling on aid.
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Bipartisan Research Bill Rockets Through House Panel

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:30
The House education committee gave unanimous backing to a measure making over the Institute of Education Sciences.
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Tests Balance Common Core, Those With Cognitive Issues

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:29
Specialized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards are being field-tested for students with severe cognitive disabilities.
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Studies Offer Insights on Implementing Common Core

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:29
At a national meeting of education researchers this month, scholars shared lessons learned so far from standards implementation in some states and districts.
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Studies Hit on Ways to Nurture Students' 'Growth Mindsets'

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:29
Researchers at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association shared some practical strategies for teaching students that intelligence is not immutable.
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New York Seeks an Alternative to inBloom

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:28
After severing its ties with the controversial data-management company, the state must determine how it will store and organize student information.
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U.S. Students Score Above Average on New Problem-Solving Test

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:27
American 15-year-olds scored above average among the 44 nations taking part in a new test designed to measure creative problem-solving skills.
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