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The 'questionable questions' on today's standardized tests 26.9.2017 Washington Post
The 'questionable questions' on today's standardized tests
Trumpeter Herb Alpert: 'The guys that are in control are not honoring the arts' 25.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

While walking from his sculpture and painting studios to his recording studio on a typically Pacific-breezy afternoon, trumpeter, A&M Records co-founder and philanthropist Herb Alpert paused to describe his first brush with a horn.

It was at a music appreciation class when he was a kid, Alpert,...

Decades after “Little Rock Nine,” school segregation lingers 25.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957. It had been three […]
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Government, Betsy DeVos once said, 'sucks.' Now she's wielding its power to push her agenda. 24.9.2017 Washington Post
Government, Betsy DeVos once said, 'sucks.' Now she's wielding its power to push her agenda.
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‘Catalyst for change,’ leaving Maxwell’s Air University 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A pair of ornate brass door knobs with an American Eagle etched on each side seemed out of place as they have held a spot of honor on the glass-topped desk in Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast’s office for the last three years. They were perhaps two of the smallest mementos Kwast, […]
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Maryland athletic director invites his players to talk — and sports are not on the agenda 24.9.2017 Washington Post
Maryland athletic director invites his players to talk — and sports are not on the agenda
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Teacher salary wars leave Utah school districts scrambling 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The bidding war for teachers that has led several northern Utah school districts to significantly raise starting salaries is leaving other districts that haven’t raised pay scrambling to fill classrooms. The Deseret News reports ( ) Tooele School District Superintendent Scott Rogers told the Utah Legislature’s Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee […]
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State of Missouri lands at center of racial conflict, again 23.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scholars and activists say the latest demonstrations in Missouri, aren't just about another police shooting. They reflect unaddressed racial disparities going back generations.
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Connecticut Supreme Court to hear landmark education case 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge’s landmark ruling that declared Connecticut’s system for funding its public schools unconstitutional is set to go before the state Supreme Court. Justices are scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in the state’s appeal of the ruling. The hearing comes as Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislators are mired in […]
Schools considered for alternate control whittled to 6 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Six academically low-performing elementary schools in four local districts are still being considered to participate in a new North Carolina program where outside school operators are hired to run them. An arm of the state public school system announced Friday an original list of 48 qualifying schools has been whittled down […]
Student deaths inspire suicide prevention conversation in Colorado communities 23.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Following two student deaths in two days at the start of the school year, one of a junior at Arapahoe and the other an eighth-grader at nearby Powell Middle School, administrators have been grappling with what to say about suicide -- a conversation long kept in the shadows and among the most terrifying for parents.
A sex symbol on 'Game of Thrones,' Pedro Pascal is having a moment with 'Narcos' and 'Kingsman' 22.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When Pedro Pascal was a 26-year-old struggling actor, he moved into a cheap, one-bedroom apartment in Red Hook, Brooklyn. For much of the past 15 years, he strung together rent in the time-honored New York tradition of waiting tables and booking the occasional guest spot on “Law & Order.”

By his...

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Finding workers a challenge in Colorado’s bid for Amazon campus 22.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Colorado, which has the second lowest unemployment rate of any state, isn't producing enough technology graduates to meet current demand and will face further strains if Amazon locates a campus with 50,000 workers here.
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Fairfax’s new schools chief focuses on diversifying workforce, closing gaps 21.9.2017 Washington Post
Fairfax’s new schools chief focuses on diversifying workforce, closing gaps
L.A. County to investigate public school system's enrollment of Catholic school students 21.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles County education officials have launched an investigation into fiscal and legal questions surrounding a small public school district that has been enrolling Catholic school students.

The inquiry centers on the Lennox Virtual Academy, an online school operated by the Lennox School District,...

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Court: Montana must rewrite transgender bathroom initiative 21.9.2017 AP National
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the attorney general to rewrite ballot language for an initiative that would require people to use public restrooms designated for their gender at birth....
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State must rewrite ballot language for bathroom initiative 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the attorney general to re-write the ballot statement and fiscal note for a ballot initiative that seeks to ask voters if people should use public restrooms designated for the gender listed on their birth certificates. The ACLU of Montana challenged the language. The court ruled […]
Court: State, not counties accountable for poor school funds 19.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Students and parents still fighting for sufficient school funding decades after they were guaranteed the right to a sound, basic education should make demands of the governor and legislators, not county officials, a divided state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. Schoolchildren can’t sue Halifax County commissioners for unequally funding the county’s […]
Science teaching guidelines trigger criticism in New Mexico 19.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists and some educators are objecting to proposed changes to teaching standards for science in New Mexico that substitute references to rising global temperatures and climate change with statements about climate “fluctuations.” New objections were raised Monday to science standards drafted by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The agency […]
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At Denver South High School, immigrant and refugee students find support as nation’s immigration debate rages 18.9.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The student body at South High School in Denver has more than 600 foreign born students. At school, they find encouragement and support as they deal with uncertainty over whether they truly are welcome in the United States.
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