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Indiana faces deadline on new education standards

As the first state to drop the national Common Core learning standards, Indiana is rushing to approve new state-crafted benchmarks in time for teachers to use them this fall, and education leaders from across the nation are closely watching.

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Can Technology Predict Teacher Success?

Inundated with job applications and short on time and human resources, school districts across the country are turning to technology to help them sort through possible candidates and determine their potential effectiveness in the classroom. Here’s how three districts are…

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Are Contracts to Blame for Teacher-Quality Gaps?

Despite being widely known and universally condemned, the stark gap in teacher quality between schools serving large concentrations of minority students and those educating mainly white students has proved frustratingly difficult to address.

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Bill would ban corporal punishment in Missouri schools

Through 13 years of teaching, Jennifer Kavanaugh never dreamed of hitting a child - not even once. Kavanaugh, now a fifth-grade teacher at St. Margaret of Scotland School in St. Louis, previously taught in a school where children were physically punished…

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Schools shut down social media access after suicide

A three-minute video suicide note posted on YouTube by a 16-year-old Louisville high school student who killed herself moments later left school officials scrambling Tuesday to try to protect other students from the ensuing social media frenzy.

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Districts Cheer Kansas K-12 Aid Deal, Despite Uncertainties

Local education officials in Kansas say they're pleased with the school funding changesstate lawmakers agreed to earlier this month to satisfy a state Supreme Court ruling on education aid, but they say the solution doesn't provide the ideal level of long-term…

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Federal Charter Measure Clears Hurdle in House

States and districts would be encouraged to help grow high-quality charter schools—and ensure that they enroll and retain English-language learners and students in special education—under a bipartisan bill approved overwhelmingly by the House Education and the Workforce Committee last week.

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