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In a four-year project, researchers at Stanford University have compiled a massive database—results from every test taken by a public school student in grades 3 through 8 from 2009-2012, divided by race, grade, subject, and proficiency level.
A new trove of more than 215 million test scores from public school students is helping researchers compare student achievement nationwide.
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In a recent Making the Grade segment from PBS NewsHour, reporter April Brown looked into water contamination in schools, as districts nationwide have found higher than acceptable lead levels in their students' drinking water.
School districts across the country have found higher than acceptable lead levels in their students' drinking water. What are they doing to fix the problem?
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“We use the expression ‘to get lost’ in a story. But in a story, I was found. That began, at my school library. It shaped who I was to become, who I am.”
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A pharmaceutical company will be offering the drug Naxalone, which can help stabilize people suffering from opioid or heroin overdoses until emergency medical help arrives, to all U.S. high schools.

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Naloxone can help stabilize people suffering from opioid or heroin overdoses until emergency medical help arrives. A company will offer the drug to all U.S. high schools.
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High-profile cheating scandals in recent years emphasize the importance of a new study, revealing that cheating done by teachers and administrators can have long-term negative effects on students academically.
The recent cheating scandals that rocked schools in New York and Georgia exacted a toll on students whose scores were fudged, according to researchers.
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It's despicable behavior, but it wouldn't happen as much if teachers didn't feel like they'd lose their jobs based on the performance of the students. There are too many factors in the lives of failing student populations - especially in failing schools and districts - for teachers to bear the brunt of responsibility for their failure. 
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A simple exercise can build teachers' sense of empathy for their students, which could lead to a drop in suspensions without any formal changes in policy, Stanford University researchers say in a study published this week.

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Stanford researchers found that teachers' participation in professional development to promote empathy correlated with half as many suspensions for their students. The findings suggest that attitudes may be as important as po...
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Since Hawaii announced it was looking to fill more than 1,000 teaching positions, the state's department of education has received a landslide of applications. But a lot of the candidates are nowhere near qualified.
Here's one way to curb a teacher shortage: be Hawaii. Mainland, take notes.
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Twelfth graders' scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress went down in math and stayed stagnant in reading compared to two years ago, while the average scores for the lowest performers have dropped significantly.
When the scores for 4th and 8th grades were released in October, and showed declines as well, there was all sorts of chatter about where to place the blame. So far, the most recent 12th grade scores haven't caused the same ki...
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Students are not being shortchanged by tracking when it is implemented at the appropriate level, argues opinion blogger Walt Gardner.
Students are not being shortchanged by tracking when it is implemented at the appropriate level.
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A massive new database that allows researchers to compare school districts across state lines has led to troubling findings on racial achievement gaps.
A massive new database that allows researchers to compare school districts across state lines has led to the unwelcome finding that racial achievement gaps exist in nearly every district in the country, and some well-off dist...
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States that are serious about college and career readiness need to build on the best of what's been done before, rather than retreat from it, Commentary author Matt Gandal argues.
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In light of Ted Cruz's selection of Carly Fiorina as his running mate for vice president, Education Week's Andrew Ujifusa examines her K-12 experience and outlook on education policy.
So what has Fiorina said and done with respect to K-12? Not a whole lot, but during her 2016 campaign, we did get a few details from her about what she envisioned for education policy.
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Oh well !!! What is new ...
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