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North Carolina students who are accepted to public colleges and universities but have been deemed the least well prepared may soon be required to attend community college first, as the state considers a major change to its higher education admittance system.
The plan would make the least-qualified students obtain associate degrees before claiming their places in four-year institutions.
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The Obama administration's final budget is likely to include $120 million for a new competitive-grant program that would help districts tackle the sticky issue of making schools more socio-economically integrated, sources say.
The Obama administration is expected to seek $120 million in new money to help schools become more integrated, among other proposals in the fiscal 2017 budget.
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Our review of over 350 comments sent to the Education Department regarding how best to regulate under the Every Student Succeeds Act revealed several different interpretations, reaffirming the national divisiveness over K-12 issues.
As the U.S. Department of Education prepares to craft regulations putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect, advocates and policymakers offer differing visions for the path forward.
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In light of growing concerns over prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction, a partnership has been formed to provide all Pennsylvania schools with naloxone nasal spray, a drug that can reverse the effects opioid overdoses.
Around the country, more educators and policy makers are considering whether schools should stock naloxone, which can reverse the effects of a heroin or prescription opioid overdose.
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A new survey of districts and charter groups shows expansion of school-based leader roles, but not enough responsibility to go with them.
A new survey of districts and charter groups shows expansion of school-based leader roles, but not enough responsibility to go with them.
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Opinion blogger Christina Torres encourages educators to teach beyond the status quo and offers resources about black history, the work black teachers are doing and how they are engaging in this month with their students.
It's February, and Black History month is one week in. While I think Black history (or the history of any oppressed people) should have much more than a month (meaning: we should discuss these histories just as much as we dis...
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In today's Rick Hess Straight Up opinion blog, education professors Joshua Cowen and Katharine Strunk write that while it's hard to pinpoint the root cause of national teacher shortages, evaluating teachers based on student test scores, lackluster funding, and the economic downturn have all contributed to the "war on teachers."
There's been much talk of a massive teacher shortage post-recession, but how true is this claim?
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Despite their ideological differences, the two groups have found common ground in their advocacy for protecting the privacy of student data.
Despite their ideological differences, the two groups have found common ground in their advocacy for protecting the privacy of student data.
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“They are losing this sacred, foundational faith that younger generations have always been taught to have in adults, especially those holding a public office with the power to serve and protect them.”
A Flint, Mich., teacher weighs in on how the city's water crisis has damaged more than students' health.
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President Barack Obama's upcoming budget is the first since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act and could hold clues to its implementation.
President Barack Obama's upcoming budget is the first since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act and could hold clues to its implementation.
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The financial uncertainty in the Chicago school system jumped into high gear this week when the teachers’ union rejected a contract offer from the administration, the district announced $100 million in cuts, and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner pledged to move ahead with plans to take over the district and push it into bankruptcy.
The nation's third-largest school district is mired in money woes and fights among state and local leaders about over how to solve them.
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Several of the big K-12 computer science education groups have released a document intended to “provide guidance to states or districts to design their own standards, curriculum, assessments, or teacher preparation programs,” on the subject. Now, they’re looking for feedback from the public.
Several of the big computer science education groups have put out a draft "framework" for how to teach the subject, and they're now looking for feedback from the public.
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Education Week is American education's newspaper of record. Our reporters, researchers, and bloggers cover local, state, and national education news and issues from preschool through the high school transition to college and career.