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More students are opting out of Common Core testing, vexing school accountability efforts 18.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Avoiding a privacy headache 18.4.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Educators struggle with inherent contradictions in education data. On the one hand, they produce very real benefits. When teachers can identify precisely what students know, they can focus their teaching on areas students still need to master. Today’s educational technology can tell teachers why students are getting the wrong answer, enabling them to provide even more personalized instruction.Read full article ...
Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing 18.4.2015 AP National
ATLANTA (AP) -- Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance....
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In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again 18.4.2015 NPR: All Things Considered
Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.
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Education law’s reauthorization a chance to right a wrong 17.4.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Education law’s reauthorization a chance to right a wrong
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Education law’s reauthorization a chance to right a wrong 17.4.2015 Seattle Times: Opinion
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3 tough questions that Hillary Clinton should answer 16.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
3 tough questions that Hillary Clinton should answer
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House, Senate education bills don't include Dayton preschool plan 16.4.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Gov. Mark Dayton ripped into House and Senate legislators Wednesday for their rejection of his top legislative priority: universal preschool for the state’s 4-year-olds.
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Dayton's universal preschool proposal left out of House, Senate education bills 16.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
Gov. Mark Dayton ripped into House and Senate legislators Wednesday for their rejection of his top legislative priority: universal preschool for the state’s 4-year-olds.
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Illinois board of education names new leader, OKs severance deal for Koch 16.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Tony Smith — a charismatic but sometimes unpopular leader who closed struggling public schools, butted heads with teachers unions and created more privately run charter schools in California — was hired Wednesday as Illinois' new state school ...
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Former Minneapolis schools chief still collecting cash from district 14.4.2015 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

Bernadeia Johnson stepped down as the superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools at the end of January, but she's still on the payroll.

Atlanta educators sentenced in test-score scandal 14.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Sparks fly when some don't admit responsibility. Sentences are as high as seven years in jail. FULL STORY
Senators try to revise No Child Left Behind -- a few years behind 14.4.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The proposed changes would let states -- not Washington -- decide how to evaluate their teachers and fix struggling schools.
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At parents' urging, thousands of New York students likely to sit out English, math tests 14.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
Science, math and art valued more than technology in education poll 13.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Providing computers to public school students is important to California voters, but not as crucial as other factors affecting education, including a more intense focus on math, science and the arts, according to a new poll.
NEA: No Child Left Behind rewrite doesn’t level the playing field 12.4.2015 Washington Post
The head of the country’s largest teachers union said that her organization does not support a bipartisan proposal in the Senate to replace the nation’s main federal education law because it does not go far enough to create equal educational opportunities for poor children.Read full article >>
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Majority of California's Latino voters highly value school testing 12.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Is it a student’s civil right to take a federally mandated standardized test? 11.4.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Advocates for poor and minority children are pushing a novel idea: standardized tests as a civil right.The nation’s major civil rights groups say that federally required testing — in place for a decade through existing law — is a tool to force fairness in public schools by aiming a spotlight at the stark differences in scores between poor, minority students and their more affluent counterparts.Read full article ...
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Kentucky school reform effort led to changes but poorest schools still lag 10.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Somali students protest hostile racial school climate 9.4.2015 Twin Cities Daily Planet
MORE » Somalis are under attack in St. Cloud because of their race (they are Black), their religion (they are Muslims), and their immigration/refugee status (they are perceived to be untrustworthy aliens). In the 1990s Somalis began to trickle into the city, and now they are probably the largest Black ethnic group, surpassing the number of Black Americans. Like Black Americans, they also experience intense racial and cultural animus. As compared with the White population, Somalis are sharply different in four categories: race (White European vs. Black African), religion (Christian vs. Muslim), citizenship (American vs. refugee/immigrant), and culture (Eurocentric vs. Afro-Islamic). This is a very volatile social mix. The Somali community continues to suffer numerous attacks at various levels and in all areas of social life including schools, stores, workplaces, housing, and the media. The first Somali market, mosque and community center in south St. Cloud was vandalized in 2002. Furthermore, Somalis have ...
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