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Ashley Elementary School in Denver reinvents itself in Common Core era 24.5.2015 Denver Post: Local
In Jessica Langford's kindergarten classroom, all the children are "scholars," correct answers are rewarded with cotton balls and reading a picture book about a girl's trip to the ice cream store with her grandfather is a baby step to ...
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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam 22.5.2015 AP National
DENVER (AP) -- Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements....
In what would be a first, charter eyes expansion at CPS site closed in 2013 20.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A Chicago charter school could be the first independently operated educator to move onto Chicago Public Schools property shuttered during the 2013 ...
France's teachers stage walk out of schools over reforms 20.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
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No acche din for higher education 20.5.2015 Hindu: Home
Besides cuts in state funding which is a critical area of concern, the BJP-led government’s overall approach to education is destructive of autonomy, creativity and diversity.
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School voucher proponents pull out boxing gloves, welcome Scott Walker 19.5.2015 Washington Post: Politics
NEW ORLEANS — The American Federation for Children, which wants a dramatic expansion of charter schools and voucher programs, picked a boxing theme for its annual policy summit this week.Red boxing gloves became table centerpieces at the opening lunch Monday. Panel titles included "Knocking out yesterday's education models" and "Training parents to win the fight." And the first keynote speaker was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely Republican presidential contender who is best known for aggressively fighting and weakening his state's education labor unions.Read full article ...
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Punk rock is part of what makes me a good teacher 17.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Teacher Nancy Barile talks about how managing bands in her 20s and the spirit of 1977 helps her connect with disenfranchised young people

Nancy Barile is an English teacher at Revere high school in Boston, US. She is a professor at the graduate school of education at Boston’s Emmanuel College and has been teaching for 20 years.

I became a teacher at 35. It was always my calling, but it took me a little while to get there. My father had wanted me to study law instead of teaching, so for 11 years I worked as a paralegal and was unfulfilled.

My kids yell at me because they say they can’t watch programmes anymore, as they keep hearing my voice in their head.

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Colorado Board of Education leaves graduation standards alone for now 15.5.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
The state Board of Education on Thursday rejected a revised plan spelling out what Colorado students must do to earn a high school diploma, leaving in place a blueprint adopted two years ago
Congress Questions Bureau of Indian Education On Crumbling Schools 15.5.2015 Think Progres

Congress questioned Obama administration officials and the director of the Bureau of Indian Education this week on the condition of BIE-operated schools.

The post Congress Questions Bureau of Indian Education On Crumbling Schools appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Vindication for fidgeters: Movement may help students with ADHD concentrate 14.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There's a correlation between physical movement and mental work, new research suggests. For kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, that may mean bouncing a knee helps sharpen their focus.
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A case for a uniform school-leaving exam 14.5.2015 HBL: Home
A proliferation of boards should make way for CBSE as the national standard
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Doubts swirl around Colorado pilot for local testing options 14.5.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
When legislators struck a final-hour compromise last week to reduce student testing in Colorado, they laid the foundation for letting school districts experiment with building their own alternatives to state ...
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The ugliest race in America is too close to call 13.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
James Comer may emerge with the GOP nomination despite past allegations of domestic violence Leading Off: • KY-Gov: SurveyUSA takes a look at next Tuesday's increasingly nasty GOP primary, and they find a very close three-way contest . Tea partying businessman Matt Bevin leads Agriculture Commissioner James Comer just 27-26, with wealthy ex-Louisville Councilor Hal Heiner at 25. Former state Supreme Court Justice Will Scott continues to be a non-factor with only 8 percent support. These results track very closely with a recent PPP survey and it looks like any of these three men can emerge with the GOP nomination on May 19. The poll was conducted May 5 to 10, at a time when accusations against Comer were dominating the discussion. Comer's ex-girlfriend Marilyn Thomas has come forward and said that in college, Comer physically and emotionally abused her and took her to get an abortion. Two of Thomas' old roommates confirm that she was in an abusive relationship while she was with Comer; Comer has denied ...
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A Key Researcher Says 'Grit' Isn't Ready For High-Stakes Measures 13.5.2015 NPR News
Angela Duckworth worries that when it comes to measuring students' resilience, education policy may be getting ahead of science.
Baltimore Mayor Demands More State Funding For Cash-Strapped Schools 11.5.2015 Think Progres

The mayor of Baltimore asked for more education funding for schools across the state Monday.

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Can Obama library help transform struggling South Side communities? 11.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Lee Hogan's carryout soul food restaurant could someday be just a brief walk from the Obama presidential ...
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Japan’s rural schools run out of students 11.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Urban migration, dwindling birthrates and an ageing society are combining to present Japanese education authorities with a big problem

In Aone’s historic wooden schoolhouse, decked out in the kind of bright artwork done by kids the world over, there are two classrooms, each containing three desks that sit marooned in the middle of a space made for many more. At breaktime, a boy kicks a football around the yard by himself.

“It’s a little bit lonely,” said Taiki Kato, 11, who said he was looking forward to going to middle school next year. “It’s a bit bigger and there might be kids from other elementary schools.”

Now almost a third of Japan’s 127 million people live in the greater Tokyo area

In a bigger school, children learn how to live in the real world, these kids sometimes find it hard to speak out

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This week at progressive state blogs: Has Tesla killed nuclear power? Morgan Carroll scares GOP? 10.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
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 CenLamar of Louisiana, Lamar White, Jr. writes— 15 of 16 Members of LSU’s Board of Supervisors Are White Men Who Collectively Donated Nearly $400K To Jindal : Over the last twelve years, Blake Chatelain and his wife Belle have donated at least $28,000 in cash and an additional $2,000 in-kind to Bobby Jindal. They sent the majority of their donations from their former, relatively modest house on Whitechapel Boulevard in Alexandria, two blocks away from my own childhood home and on a street named after my great-grandfather’s small church in rural Rapides Parish. Less than four years after he launched Red River Bank, Chatelain sent Jindal, then only ...
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Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents 10.5.2015 NPR: All Things Considered
The Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program offers classes and supplies to expectant parents and those with kids up to age 3. It also helps create a vital sense of community.
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Jeb Bush heads to Liberty University in desperate search for evangelical votes 8.5.2015 Daily Kos
This should be fun! Jeb Bush on Friday will try to bridge the gap between himself and the GOP's evangelical voters, who are being heavily courted by Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Scott Walker, and to some extent, Marco Rubio. Maggie Haberman has the details : Mr. Bush has struggled with grass-roots evangelicals. In his speech, he is unlikely to wander deep into politics, but instead will focus on religion, according to people planning his speech. The structure will still allow him to discuss his opposition to same-sex marriage, for instance, and his belief in respecting religious rights. The speech culminates two weeks in which Mr. Bush, who is a deeply religious Catholic convert, has been talking more openly about his faith. But the speech also gives Mr. Bush another opportunity to demonstrate support for Israel, at a moment when such fidelity is a litmus test with the Republican base. Mr. Bush continues to face questions about his foreign policy team ever since an adviser, James A. Baker, a secretary of ...
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