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NAEP Provides Vehicle for Study of Read-Aloud Option

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:18
A sample of English-learners and students with disabilities in California scored better when parts of the NAEP reading-comprehension test were read aloud to them.
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Principals Pressed for Time to Lead Instructional Change

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:17
Principals spend only a small fraction of their day on instruction-related duties, and new research suggests that some of that time may be wasted.
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Embracing Teachers as Critical Thinkers

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:17
If the common-core standards are to succeed, the deeper learning and thinking they promote must be adopted by teachers, as well as students, writes David Ruenzel.
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Building a Better Teacher-Prep Program

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:16
Caitlin Hannon and others from Teach Plus Indianapolis exhort teacher-prep programs to raise admission standards, offer transparent data on post-graduation results, and engage alumni for feedback.
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Louisiana

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 13:49
In his opening speech to the 2014 legislature in Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal said state spending on higher education would increase by more than $141 million, or about 5.5 percent, next year under his budget proposal for 2014-15.
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District of Columbia

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 13:48
Longer school days for low-performing schools is one of the new education initiatives offered by Mayor Gray in his address to city leaders.
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Calif. Testing Waiver Draws Civil Rights Concerns

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:20
Advocacy groups argue the federal decision to let California bump accountability decisions to 2016 could jeopardize moves affecting key student subgroups.
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50 Years Later, Housing Programs' Reach Is Limited

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 06:59
The housing programs expanded through the War on Poverty provide stability for many assisted families, but their children still often grow up in concentrated poverty and struggle academically.
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Districts Look to Promote Economically Integrated Schools

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 06:59
When housing programs fail to break up concentrated poverty in neighborhoods, some experts argue that school districts should step in to promote economic diversity in the classroom.
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Segregated Housing, Segregated Schools

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 06:58
Richard Rothstein writes about the oft-overlooked history of government-sanctioned segregated housing policy and its continuing impact on schools and minority achievement.
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