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U of M study bolsters case for all-day preschool 26.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Research found the preschoolers, particularly poor, minority kids, scored better on readiness tests.
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Education Department moves to regulate teacher preparation programs 26.11.2014 Washington Post

The Obama administration unveiled a proposal Thursday to regulate how the country prepares teachers, saying that too many new K-12 educators are not ready for the classroom and that training programs must improve.

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Oklahoma wins back its No Child Left Behind waiver 25.11.2014 Washington Post: Politics
The Obama administration decided Monday to restore a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law to Oklahoma, three months after it had pulled the waiver because Oklahoma had dumped the Common Core State Standards and reverted to its old K-12 reading and math ...
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Tough Lessons for Rahm 24.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Students, parents and activists staged one protest after another last year against Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to close 50 schools. The closings have been the most controversial item on the mayor's education agenda, which is likely to play a significant role in next year's mayoral election. (Photo: Jonathan Gibby) If you value media that isn't controlled by advertisers or billionaire sponsors, show your support today! Donate to Truthout now to keep independent media strong. Chicago - On a Monday evening in September, the normally desolate stretch of 75th Street near Yates Avenue in South Shore was lined with cars. Inside a banquet hall, Charles Kyle sat on a small stage with Karen Lewis and asked her questions about crime, economic development and, most of all, education. "Renaissance 2010 was a real-estate plan," Lewis told the crowd in her matter-of-fact style. Lewis was referring to former Mayor Richard M. Daley's controversial plan, aggressively continued by his successor Rahm Emanuel, to open new ...
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Henry Giroux: Marginalized Youth Must Challenge the System That Oppresses Them 24.11.2014 Truthout.com
(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout )Henry Giroux teaches at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, and has written several books about youth, democracy and public education. In this interview with Camilla Croso, coordinator of the Latin-American Campaign for the Right to Education, Giroux talks about corporate interests in the privatization of education, attacks on the importance of schooling and the marginalization of youth under the current political and economic system. "I think that what we have seen since the 1980s is the recognition on the part of the right that the educative nature of politics is really crucial and important. They want to take control of those institutions that produce particular kinds of subjects, dispositions, attitudes, particular modes of desire that are compatible with market values and market social relationships. So the school becomes a reproductive tool that aligns itself with the belief that the market has the ability to govern all social life," Giroux tells Camilla ...
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DPS looks for lessons learned as they ready plan for southwest schools 22.11.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Four years after Denver Public Schools came up with a regional plan to improve schools in the district's far-northeast area — closing some, dismissing half the staff at others and adding
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Jeb Bush offers nuanced defense of Common Core education standards 20.11.2014 Washington Post: Politics

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) offered a nuanced defense of the Common Core State Standards during a speech Thursday in Washington, trying to mend the divide within the GOP over the standards as he weighs a 2016 presidential bid.

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Jeb Bush faces backlash over education record 20.11.2014 AP Politics
MIAMI (AP) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's signature education overhaul is drawing criticism in his home state that could complicate any plans to run for president in 2016....
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How to shoot and kill a Latino college student and only pay a $500 fine 19.11.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
In January, 2013, Rodrigo Diaz, a Gwinnett Tech student from Colombia , was going skating in suburban Atlanta with his girlfriend and three of their friends. They had one last person to pick up, and as they pulled into the driveway of Phillip Sailors, a retired Vietnam veteran, to pick up their friend, they soon realized that it was the wrong address. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution , Phillip Sailors stormed out of his house and fired a warning shot into the air with his pistol. Stunned, Rodrigo hurriedly put the car in reverse and attempted to get out of the driveway as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, Phillip Sailors never let that happen. Sailors, aiming at the vehicle, fired a shot directly at Rodrigo, hitting him in the head and killing him right there in the driveway. Insanely, when the Lilburn Police arrived, with Rodrigo dead in the car, they arrested his girlfriend and the two other passengers and held them overnight in jail. On this past Monday, Phillip Sailors struck a plea ...
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Myanmar government promises education reforms 19.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Yangon, Nov 19 : Authorities in Myanmar have assured protesting students of carrying out education reforms step by step, asking them to stay tolerant, official sources said Wednesday.
Students to Teach for America CEOs: You Are "Complicit" in Attacks on Public Education 17.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Dani Lea, a sophomore at Vanderbilt University, believes that Teach for America (TFA) teachers in her high school in Charlotte, North Carolina, were detrimental to her learning experience and for those around her. Lea claimed that her principal didn't even know which teachers were members of TFA and which weren't. Upon hearing this, TFA co-CEO Matthew Kramer said, “That’s not our lived experience.” Lea responded, “That was my lived experience.” The volley took place during an unusual open meeting at TFA’s midtown Manhattan headquarters November 13 between United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) activists and TFA’s  top leadership , which offered the meeting after a widespread USAS  campaign  against the organization that includes visiting college campuses to question the education organization’s projected image as crusading do-gooders in American public education. USAS is the country’s largest student labor organization, which has emerged in recent years as a serious force to be reckoned on labor ...
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Protests over missing students planted in Guerrero spread across Mexico 17.11.2014 Washington Post: World
AYOTZINAPA, Mexico — On the day that pipe-wielding rioters set fire to a government accounting office and ransacked the state congress building, Felipe de la Cruz stepped to the microphone in the floodlit plaza of his missing son’s ...
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Testing: How Much Is Too Much? 17.11.2014 NPR News
Two new surveys try to quantify the number of standardized tests students take in school--an estimated 113 by graduation.
Dont rewrite the rules for education 16.11.2014 HT: Editorial
Young minds are shaped in the classrooms and under no circumstance should they be imparted any knowledge which is ideologically weighted or just plain and simple wrong Education must be left to professionals and most certainly facts cannot be ...
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Guest: A case for paying teachers like tech workers 15.11.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Paying teachers $125,000 a year makes sense when you analyze some of the new data, write guest columnists Dick Startz and Dan Goldhaber.
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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions 14.11.2014 NPR News
Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.
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In D.C. to talk education, Newark schools chief faces protest over reforms 14.11.2014 Washington Post

Cami Anderson, who runs the largest school district in New Jersey, came to Washington on Thursday to give a quiet talk about education at a think tank. But the staid event quickly turned dramatic when a busload of angry residents followed Anderson from Newark in a display of the slugfest politics that have infused debate over public education across the country.

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Ed Department to allow states to apply for No Child Left Behind waiver beyond Obama's term 14.11.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
How is the Common Core changing school reading? 12.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Common Core is changing what many kids read in school. But teachers and districts still have great latitude when it comes to reading instruction.
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Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus' 12.11.2014 NPR News
The Common Core State Standards have led to big changes in the way many teachers approach reading instruction.
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