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What's in a name? For Cal State schools, it's brand recognition 2.9.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Heralding a National Trend? Enrollment Surges as New York City Begins Full-Day Prekindergarten for 50,000 Kids 1.9.2014
Gubernatorial candidates on schools: Dayton vows more funds, Johnson wants more local control 1.9.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Gubernatorial candidates offer different paths to improving education.
Truthout Interviews Featuring Adam Bessie and Dan Carino on Bill Gates, Graphic Journalism, and the Education Reform Hype Machine 31.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Seattle’s special-ed mess: Who’s in charge of what? 31.8.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Communication failures both within Seattle Public Schools and with parents of children with disabilities continue to undermine the district’s efforts to fix longstanding problems in special education.
Woodland Park Zoo elephants: Keep the exhibit 30.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Experiencing the real thing is what draws visitors in and fosters lasting connections [“Watoto’s death a wake-up call for city, Woodland Park Zoo,” Opinion, Aug. 25]. On a recent trip to the Woodland Park Zoo I learned about conservation programs the zoo supports — programs I
What your 1st-grade life says about the rest of it 30.8.2014 Ezra Klein
BALTIMORE — In the beginning, when they knew just where to find everyone, they pulled the children out of their classrooms. They sat in any quiet corner of the schools they could claim: the sociologists from Johns Hopkins and, one at a time, the excitable first-graders. Monica Jaundoo, whose parents never made it past the ...
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In Texas, big school finance questions remain 29.8.2014 AP National
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn't convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. But how much more money it will take - and how those funds should be divvied up - isn't likely to get sorted anytime soon....
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Guest: Educators must do more to reach young men of color 29.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
It’s my first time at the New Schools Venture Fund conference, and I’m excited to exchange ideas with entrepreneurs, educators and policymakers. The day will be brimming with innovative approaches to transforming public education for underserved students. But what strikes me first is tha
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You Don't Know What "Libertarian" Means 29.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Jonetta Rose Barras: The tools to rescue under-performing schools in the District 28.8.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
I walked into the CityBridge Foundation one summer afternoon, responding to an invitation from its president, Katherine Bradley , to learn about the organization’s Tools to 100 Schools program. Bradley, a force in the national education reform movement for several years, has been extremely complimentary of the District’s efforts. Our assessments have differed, sometimes ...
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Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds, says Common Core violates states' rights 28.8.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a suit against the Obama administration Wednesday, joining a conservative-led effort to challenge controversial national education standards knows as the Common Core, which Jindal says violate states' sovereignty.   
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Public access television: It could thrive if Congress lifted restriction 27.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
Emmett D. Carson, Doug Stanley and Susan W. Hayes, advisers to San Jose's CreaTV, say the pointless rule that cable rental fees to cities can only be used for public stations' capital needs has to change. The Califonria Legislature agrees.
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There's Something Wrong in America: Michael Brown's Funeral Sparks Calls for an Enduring Movement 27.8.2014
Boston Public Schools Avoids 3rd Straight Day of Busing Issues 27.8.2014 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
While school officials had concerns about 15 drivers who had not confirmed they would cover their routes, an update Wednesday morning indicated that all routes were covered and all buses were running on ...
Seattle’s Garfield High wants hazing to be history 27.8.2014 Seattle Times: Local
After a notorious hazing incident last fall, parents and students at Garfield High School are tackling a school-culture problem that’s widespread here and across the nation.
Letter: Lockhart stars in Utah’s education soap opera 27.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Hmmm. Deputy Superintendent of Education Hales quickly and quietly resigned from her position this month. Superintendent of Education Menlove left shortly after in an equally strange way. The details are murky, hidden in secrecy. A man without any public education experience was hurried in by barely half the Utah Education Board to take Menlove’s place temporarily. Interesting that this man’s wife is suing the Utah Charter School Board because she was fired from a position as director of a...
St. Paul schools embrace iPad era 25.8.2014 Star Tribune: Local
School district is set to initiate largest iPad deployment in the state.
St. Paul schools embrace the iPad era 25.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The St. Paul School District will roll out an iPad initiative this fall that is the largest ever for a state school system — and as the label on the back of each device makes clear, many people have a stake in it. “Provided by taxpayers of St. Paul for students of St. Paul public schools,” the tag reads.
What Chicago's Upcoming Mayoral Race Says About the Power of Movements 24.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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