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Final draft of new education standards released

Indiana released the final draft of Indiana’s proposed education standards Tuesday morning, leaving less than a week for a panel that includes Gov. Mike Pence to review those guidelines and decide whether they should go to the State Board of Education for…

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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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9 Lessons From 1-to-1 Pioneers

Providing a device for every student doesn’t require a huge staff or an impossible amount of funding — and you don’t have to figure out everything before you’ve begun. But it does call for vision, planning and commitment, as these…

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USDA bans all junk food sales at schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued new rules that pretty much ban schools from offering students the chance to buy any type of junk food at all — even in the vending machines that are on campus but operated by independent…

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Prominent Ed-Tech Players’ Data-Privacy Policies Attract Scrutiny

Growing public concern about student-data privacy is prompting fresh scrutiny of the ways technology vendors handle children's educational information—and opening the gates for a flood of new questions and worries from advocates and school officials. Take prominent ed-tech players Edmodo, Khan…

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Denver Public Schools hires immigrant teachers under new policy

Colorado's largest school district sees teaching potential among immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally when they were children. They are people like Kareli Lizarraga, a 22-year-old University of Pennsylvania graduate who grew up in California and Arizona after her parents…

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Teachers urge Brownback to veto current school funding bill

As Governor Sam Brownback tours Kansas to promote more money for universities including Wichita State University, teachers are there to greet him with a message. Many want him to veto the current school funding bill and end due process for tenured teachers. Many…

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