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STEAM charter school picks up $500,000 from KC nonprofit

Kansas City Neighborhood Academy, a STEAM school focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math, will serve 154 more students, pre-K through fourth grade, in the Wendell Phillipsneighborhood with a two-year, $500,000 investment.  KCNA now serves pre-K through second. The investment…

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Democrats Protest Cuts to Teacher Prep and Pell Grants

Hundreds of House Democrats on Wednesday blasted billions of dollars in proposed cuts to federal programs that fund teacher preparation and provide tuition assistance to low-income students, as appropriators seek to finalize a spending plan for the Department of Education.…

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New high school designed with security, atmosphere in mind

When it came time to design a new main building at Farmington High School, Jeremy Trumble of the Albuquerque-based design firm FBT Architects knew there was one priority that towered above the rest — security. As the number of violent episodes at American schools has…

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Decatur ELL students showing progress on state test

English Language Learners in Decatur City Schools have made progress, but significant challenges remain — and this is why administrators spent the second day of their administrative retreat Tuesday receiving training. For almost 90 minutes, a group from the University…

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Afghan Girls Celebrated at Global Robotics Event

As the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge – a STEM exposition featuring teenagers from 157 countries – wound down Tuesday evening in Washington, a deafening roar took over DAR Constitution Hall as more than 150 countries’ flags waved in the air during a…

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A Rust Belt City’s School Turnaround

When 18-year-old Karolina Espinosa looks back to her freshman year at Buffalo’s Hutchinson Central Technical High School, graduation seemed like a long shot. “At the time,” she said, “both of my parents were incarcerated. I had trouble with reading, and…

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If We Fix Student Teaching, Will We Fix Teacher Shortages?

The president of the National Council on Teacher Quality presented what she sarcastically called a "radical" solution for both improving the pipeline of new teachers and filling specific teacher shortages: "Fix student teaching." "There's a misalignment between what's needed [in…

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