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Three decades after order, Denver schools still struggle to teach English 26.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Three decades after federal courts ordered Denver Public Schools to better serve English learners, its efforts remain plagued by inconsistencies and a large number of students who haven't shown progress in learning the language.
This week at progressive state blogs: Ohio job growth way behind, infighting in Beauprez camp 25.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Inclusion of a diary does not necessarily indicate my agreement or endorsement of its contents. At Plunderbund of Ohio, John Michael Spinelli writes— Economic Research Expert: Ohio Job Growth Has Trailed The Nation “For The Last 23 Months” : Earlier today we reported that Ohio now ranks 45th in the country for job creation (out of 50, in case you were wondering) according to Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Ohio job data ...
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State schools chief race may reverberate beyond California 25.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The race to be California's schools chief is typically sleepy: Incumbents have little power but usually waltz to reelection.
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The Economy: What Is The Closing Argument Of Democrats? 24.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
How should Democrats make their case on the economy? In the last days of the election, this isn’t a rhetorical question. For all the furor about Ebola, ISIS, Ferguson, the Secret Service, and Obama, the economy will remain the determining issue in this election. And that is a challenge for Democrats, with polls showing, bizarrely enough, that voters give Republicans the edge on the economy. Two challenges remain for candidates. They must ignite their base voters and get them out to vote, and they must appeal to the low-information, undecided voters or, rarer, true independents who are just now making up their minds. President Obama offered his closing argument earlier this month in a speech at Northwestern . He’d like credit for bringing the economy back from the free fall he inherited upon taking office, while arguing that more could be done if only Republicans would get out of the ...
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Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops again 22.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Enrollment at Chicago Public Schools this year dipped below 400,000 students for the first time in at least 20 ...
The Latin American Disappeared and Repeating History in Mexico 22.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
The disappearance of 43 college students, abducted by police and organized crime from the Mexican state of Guerrero for their political activism, is a particularly disturbing example of the resurgence of a terror tactic used during Latin America's dirty wars. The college students' disappearance is yet another episode in the long history of disappearing those critical of Latin American governments during the Cold War and dirty wars in Latin America. This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! On October 15, activists rallied outside Mexican embassies across Latin America demanding the return of the 43 students of Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa, commonly referred to as normalistas, who were abducted by police and organized crime from the Mexican state of Guerrero for their political activism. The college students' disappearance is yet another episode in the ...
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Meet The Woman Who Could Unseat Scott Walker 22.10.2014 Think Progres

Mary Burke could become the first woman governor of Wisconsin.

The post Meet The Woman Who Could Unseat Scott Walker appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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We Want Them Alive: The Search for Mexico's 43 Missing Students 21.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Police at the scene of a grave site that contained 28 badly burned and dismembered bodies, on a hill above Iguala, Mexico, October 7, 2014. Members of a local gang now in custody say the still-unidentified are among the 43 college students reported missing in September - a grim episode in Mexico's ongoing struggle with police corruption and organized crime. (Photo: Adriana Zehbrauskas / The New York Times) The flames started to engulf the municipal palace of Chilpancingo in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero as the rage built within the students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College who, for more than three weeks, have received no answers concerning the whereabouts of 43 of their fellow students. The last time the group of missing students were seen was in the custody of Mexican municipal police forces, who detained them after opening fire on their caravan in an attack that killed six people and injured dozens more. This massacre and subsequent disappearance of the students, known as ...
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Too many maverick moments finally led to Deasy's undoing at LAUSD 19.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The Los Angeles Unified School District dumped a heap of trouble on its schools this fall when it rolled out a new student records system.
Cuts imminent as Minneapolis schools fail to meet enrollment goals 18.10.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Once a “big player,” district now must cut millions and fight for every student.
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Minneapolis public schools fail to meet enrollment goals 18.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Once a “big player,” district now must cut millions and fight for every student.
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The New Vocabulary Of Urban Education 17.10.2014 NPR News
The names that many big-city schools, teachers and students use to describe themselves are changing. Exhibit A: New Orleans.
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Henry Roman: Spreading access to a high-quality education 17.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
I am running to represent the 3rd Congressional District on the State Board of Education because I think that all children in Colorado deserve access to a high-quality education. As a teacher, the superintendent for three school districts across the state, the leader of three charter schools and a consultant to school districts that are searching for quality superintendents, I have seen firsthand the importance of quality leadership to improve educational outcomes for children. I think that representing the citizens of the 3rd Congressional District on the State Board of Education offers a great opportunity to do better when it comes to educating our kids statewide. My three highest priorities when I get elected to the State Board will be to close the achievement gap, ensure access to early childhood education for all Colorado kids and to support local autonomy for all decisions that are made in Colorado school districts and classrooms. I believe that all children can learn, however, it is clear that not ...
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L.A. Unified sees a familiar face in Ramon Cortines 17.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
In 1999, the L.A. school system was in disarray amid internal political conflicts and a disastrous high school building project.
School standardized testing is under growing attack, leaders pledge changes 16.10.2014 Washington Post

The standardized test, a hallmark of the accountability movement that has defined U.S. public education since 2002, is under growing attack from critics who say students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade are taking too many exams.

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K-12 schools can learn from black, American Indian colleges 16.10.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
Such schools have records of success.
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What will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize mean for girls' education? 15.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"I want to see every child going to school. There are still 57 million children who have not received education," the Pakistani teen said after winning.
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What Will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Mean For Girls' Education? 15.10.2014 NPR News
Although important strides have been made, a children's rights expert says the world has a long way to go before Malala Yousafzai's vision of meaningful education for all is realized.
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Quinn, Rauner clash over African-American vote during debate 15.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sharply clashed Tuesday night over who could better improve the lives of African Americans during a South Side debate focused on education, crime, jobs and ...
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Quinn, Rauner make pitch to African-American voters during debate 15.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sharply clashed Tuesday night over who could better improve the lives of African Americans during a South Side debate focused on education, crime, jobs and ...
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