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Rocky Road Foreseen for Newark Schools Overhaul

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:33
Despite opposition from a new mayor and the community, the state-appointed schools chief for the New Jersey district has agreed to stick around for three more years.
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School Turnarounds Proving Heavy Lift for Waiver States

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:32
Federal reports show that many states with leeway from many NCLB mandates were cited for failing to follow through with plans to turn around their poorest-performing schools.
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States That Drop Common Core Under Gun in Replacing Them

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:30
Though they usually have years to overhaul academic standards, states backing out of the common core will have to craft new ones under a tight time frame.
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Fewer States Hit Mark Under New Spec. Ed. Framework

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:28
Federal officials are looking more at how well students with disabilities are taught, and less on strict compliance with voluminous regulations.
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In High Court Decision, Public-Employee Unions Avoid Damaging Blow

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:05
The U.S. Supreme Court stopped short of reversing a key precedent allowing public-worker unions to charge "agency fees" to nonmembers.
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The Supreme Court's 2013-2014 Term: Notable Cases for Educators

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:05
The justices dealt with several cases of interest to educators, including disputes involving race in college admissions, prayers at government meetings, and more.
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Major Revisions Underway for School Leaders' Standards

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:53
Model standards used nationwide to prepare, guide, and evaluate school leaders—including principals, their supervisors, and superintendents—are being revised to reflect the jobs' changing roles.
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Chicago Mishandled School Closures, Says State Panel

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:52
Report is the third post mortem on last year's closures, which shut down 49 schools and affected nearly 12,000 students.
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Plan to Improve American Indian Schools Faces Skepticism

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:53
President Obama's pledge to improve schools for 50,000 Native American students comes after years of scathing reports and complaints about the Bureau of Indian Education.
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Without the Common Core in Oklahoma

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:21
Following the repeal of the standards, Oklahoma teacher Valeria Hughes wonders what's ahead for her state and her classroom.
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Politics Are Crushing the Standards

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:55
In spite of being wary of excessive standardization, Dave Powell questions why elected officials are rejecting the common core.
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Here's Why We Don't Need Standardized Tests

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:54
Schools get better, more useful information from performance assessments and collaboration than from standardized exams, Greg Jouriles says.
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