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Outreach and broader awareness of the Education Department's willingness to tackle complaints may help account for a surge in cases to the department's office for civil rights, say advocacy groups, administrators, and department officials.
Outreach and broader awareness of the U.S. Education Department's willingness to tackle complaints may help account for a surge in cases to the department's office for civil rights.
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A group called Cincinnati's Preschool Promise is working on a ballot initiative that would provide two years of publicly funded preschool to toddlers in the Ohio city.
Still to be decided: how many children would be eligible for the program, and how it would be funded. Backers plan to place a question on the ballot by November 2016.
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Librarians are showing growing interest in the "maker movement" as their roles shift from collectors of information to facilitators of project-based learning.
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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“American education could improve, at absolutely no cost, if we took our own advice from 1946 and rid ourselves of the autocratic, misanthropic, and illogical policies of the past,” writes Lawrence Baines in today’s Commentary.

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The South Dakota board of education has adopted a new set of science standards that look a whole lot like the Next Generation Science Standards.
The South Dakota board of education has adopted a new set of science standards that look a whole lot like the Next Generation Science Standards.
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"The [admissions] exam is only one dimension of achievement … one test, taken on one weekend day in October, that can be heavily influenced by test prep that only some students can afford," said Sean Patrick Corcoran, an associate professor of education economics at New York University.
Leaders of elite public high schools are banding together to find ways to enroll more students from low-income families and underrepresented minority groups.
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Would you pay $230 for your toddler to take formal classes on making mud pies, catching bugs, and climbing trees? That's the hope of Tinkergarten, a startup that aims to use technology to re-connect young children to the outdoors via community-based classes.

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A new startup company aims to use technology to enable, rather than replace, nature-based education for young children.
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AWESOME!!! Toddlers, seem to fully comprehend their intrinsic connection to the EARTH & NATURE... and will probably end up doing ADULTS a favor... by reconnecting THEM to their lost ROOTS!!! 
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The Learning Accelerator is a new online portal that helps school districts shop for ed-tech devices conveniently in one place.
The Learning Accelerator is working with between 25-30 districts in an effort to create a "pricing database" for computing devices.
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Some 42,000 highly trained raters will score 109 million test responses in math and English/language arts in the biggest and most controversial student-assessment project in history.
Some 42,000 highly trained raters will score 109 million test responses in English/language arts and math in the biggest and most controversial student-assessment project in history.
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An overwhelming majority of candidates endorsed by New York group Long Island Opt Out won their school board election bids last week.
More than 50 of the roughly 70 candidates endorsed by a Long Island, N.Y. opt-out group won seats on their local school boards this week.
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What are their solutions to the oh so oppressive tests? 
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There's no question that in the era of the smartphone, the Internet has become a go-to place to find out something in a hurry, but does "outsourcing your memory" actually help students learn new concepts, or does it just make people think they are smarter than they are?
Researchers at the Association for Psychological Science find online searches may affect the way students remember and think about what they learn.
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The opt-out movement tells students that it’s OK to skip something important just because you don’t like it, writes teacher and parent Marika Heughins.
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Who said it was important? And is it really? 
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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.