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Common-Core Testing Drives 'Tech Prep' Priorities

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:43
As most states shift their required tests to computers, teachers are discovering that their students are missing key technical skills to show what they know.
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Washington State Lawmakers Clash on K-12 Funding

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:42
A special session over how to pay for basic education bares partisan divides over tax policy and questions about the fallout for districts and unions.
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Minn. Lawsuit Raises Questions About Teacher-Licensure Portability

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:41
A group of 10 educators claims the state erects arbitrary barriers to make it difficult for out-of-state teachers to obtain certification in the state.
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Cabinet Officials Offer Aid Assurances After Baltimore Unrest

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:38
The heads of the Education and Labor Departments discussed ways the federal government could support the Baltimore community in the aftermath of last month's rioting.
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Unions Back Scrapping Tax on High-Cost Health-Care Plans

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:36
The two national teachers' unions put muscle behind passage of the Affordable Care Act, but now support legislation to repeal a tax that stands to affect their members.
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School Librarians Push for More 'Maker Spaces'

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:33
Librarians are showing growing interest in the 'maker movement' as their roles shift from collectors of information to facilitators of project-based learning.
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Gifted Education Is About the Whole Child

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:32
Schools need to meet the social, emotional, and educational needs of their gifted students, argues Celi Trépanier.
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Bilingual Students Need Support in Their Native Language

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:32
The ESEA language policy does not reflect the critical role a student's first language plays in cognitive development, writes Joe Levitan.
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Efforts to Regulate Home Schooling Rekindle Controversies

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:29
As state policymakers push for more oversight of home schooling families, advocates for education at home are split over how much regulation is necessary.
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