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Education reform in DC | VIEWPOINT - AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise
AMERICAN.COM: A Magazine of Ideas, Online • Joseph Kosten
Good riddance to California's 'mission project'
Los Angeles Times • The Times Editorial Board
Georgia school chief: Governor’s accountability ideas rely too much on testing
Atlanta Journal-Constitution • Maureen Downey
Ohio Department of Education submits federal education plan
Toledo Blade Latest Headlines • Sarah Elms
Stop ignoring teachers when we say our students don't need more tests
Australian Broadcasting Corporation • Gabrielle Stroud
K-16: Land of Lies
American Thinker Blog • Bruce Deitrick Price
The D.C. school system had a pitch-perfect response after John Oliver made #DCPublicSchools trend on Twitter
ChalkBeat • Philissa Cramer
Only democratic schools will save us
Salon • Deborah Meier, With Emily Gasoi
What Parents Need to Know About Project-Based Learning
Getting Smart • Guest Author
 
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Comparing Good Jobs to Good Classrooms: Essential Elements for Supporting People to Learn, Persist, and Succeed
Jobs for the Future NewswireClare Bertrand
Recently, I read an employer profile for the Kentucky-based materials manufacturer Universal Woods, written by Steven Dawson. Universal Woods is a manufacturer of hard surface panels and flooring headquartered in Louisville, KY, with 200 employees, and operations in Ohio, Australia, and Belgium....
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Education, Education Reform
Education reform in DC | VIEWPOINT - AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise
AMERICAN.COM: A Magazine of Ideas, OnlineJoseph Kosten
Kaya Henderson, former Chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools, discusses school reform in DC with AEI's Rick Hess.
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Construction, Education
Good riddance to California's 'mission project'
Los Angeles TimesThe Times Editorial Board
Watch out, sugar industry. California’s schools are about to deal you a major blow. Not by teaching students about the terrible health problems caused by the overconsumption of your product. It would be nice to think so, but no. Rather, we’re talking...
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Assessments & Testing, Education
Georgia school chief: Governor’s accountability ideas rely too much on testing
Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionMaureen Downey
Not everyone agrees with the vision for Georgia’s education system submitted today to the U.S. Department of Education. Including Gov. Nathan Deal. Georgia was among 33 states facing a deadline today to turn in their school accountability systems under the Every Student...
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Education, Education Reform
Ohio Department of Education submits federal education plan
Toledo Blade Latest HeadlinesSarah Elms
The Ohio Department of Education sent its plan to meet federal education requirements off to the U.S. Department of Education on Friday after delaying the submission by months to consider feedback from educators and community members. The Every Student Succeeds Act, which...
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Assessments & Testing, Education
Stop ignoring teachers when we say our students don't need more tests
Australian Broadcasting CorporationGabrielle Stroud
Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek. Primary school teachers will again be shaking their head and asking why as they hear the news a government-appointed panel has recommended the national rollout of a new literacy...
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Assessments & Testing, College Admissions
K-16: Land of Lies
American Thinker BlogBruce Deitrick Price
Many college kids can hardly write a proper English sentence, never mind a proper essay. Meanwhile, the essay-writing industry is huge, churning out tens of thousands of illegal documents. Naturally, all participants in the scam pretend there's no scam, and so the...
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Charter Schools, Education
The D.C. school system had a pitch-perfect response after John Oliver made #DCPublicSchools trend on Twitter
ChalkBeatPhilissa Cramer
The Walton Family Foundation, the philanthropy governed by the family behind Walmart, pledged Tuesday to invest $2.2 million over the next two years in new charter schools in New York City that aim to be socioeconomically diverse. Officials from the foundation expect...
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Education, Education Reform
Only democratic schools will save us
SalonDeborah Meier, With Emily Gasoi
If we want a robust democracy, daily decisions in schools need be left to the people who know local needs best Excerpted from "These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can’t Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools" by Deborah Meier...
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
What Parents Need to Know About Project-Based Learning
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Breanna Reynolds As a parent, you’ve probably heard the buzz about “project-based learning,” but you might not know exactly what it means. Or, more significantly, why you should care about it when it comes to your child’s education. You were your...
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