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Silicon Valley-backed students aim to expel bad teachers

A group of California public school students, backed by a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and a lawyer who defended companies such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) and Apple Inc. (AAPL), are asking a judge to void state laws that they say let incompetent teachers keep their jobs.

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Teacher colleges seek to shift to digital age

At Clemson University, aspiring teachers are working together to develop and review digital lessons. They're learning how to use social media to find classroom resources. And they're being encouraged to partner on projects that emphasize technology with students from other…

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Delaware says it won’t give feds individual student data

Amid concerns over the information-gathering power of the federal government and worries among parent and activist groups about what the Common Core State Standards mean for student privacy, Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Murphy and other education leaders are taking…

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Arne Duncan: Tell the truth about education, even when it hurts

In education, it sometimes takes courage to do what ought to be common sense. That's a key lesson from several recent national and international assessments of U.S. education. These include the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the…

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Should schools teach kids to meditate?

Each year, meditation becomes more of a trend. Celebrities like Jerry Seinfeldand Goldie Hawn, businessmen like Bill George of Goldman Sachs and Exxon Mobil, and News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch, have publicly discussed practicing it. Techies and others in the corporate world have begun usingmindfulness, a type of…

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