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Virginia Edwards, Education Week's Editor-in-Chief, speaks about the acquisition:

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BIG NEWS: Education Week Acquires Learning Matters

Education Week, the nation’s premier independent provider of pre-K-12 news and analysis, is expanding its multiplatform journalism to television and digital video with the acquisition of Learning Matters.

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New on Taking Note: I Am Retiring

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New on Taking Note: Forty Years Later

A lot has happened since the passage of Public Law 94-142, “The Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975,” much of it very positive, which makes the 40th Anniversary an occasion to celebrate–while continuing to search for ways to improve the learning opportunities for kids with special needs.

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TONIGHT on PBS NewsHour: Teachers Today

How many of the 200,000 graduates who’ve studied to be teachers will have a job in the fall? If they do get a job, how long will they stay in the profession? Is it a good time to enter the field?

Find out tonight on PBS NewsHour!

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New on Taking Note: Solving the Cheating Problem

Because America is committed to testing every child in every subject in order to make sure  teachers are doing a good job, the number of high-stakes tests is increasing, and that means that we have to act boldly to eliminate cheating, which, coincidentally, also has been increasing.

So what can we do to punish cheaters?

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New on Taking Note: March MADNESS

I have a modest proposal: Let’s hold Secretary Duncan accountable in the same way that regular classroom teachers are. To help move the process forward, I’m developing a standardized test to be administered to the nearly 4300 employees at the U.S. Department: The “Measuring Arne Duncan’s National Effectiveness with School Systems,” or MADNESS.

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New on Taking Note: 41 Years Later...

For nearly all of the 41 years I have been covering public education, the people in charge have been focused on competition, most often with other nations....Has our obsession with beating others worked? Is it working now? Have years and years of “education reform” produced the kinds of schools and students that we are proud of?
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