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Ritz submits waiver plan on No Child Left Behind law

The Indiana Department of Education submitted its plans today to correct a series of shortcomings that jeopardize the state's waiver from strict federal education requirements. If federal officials pull Indiana's waiver, school operators would lose flexibility in how to spend…

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State report: More than $28M Raised for Newtown

People from Connecticut, across the U.S. and around the world have donated more than $28 million to charities in the wake of the deadly 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Gates says fixing education toughest challenge

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates says eradicating malaria, tuberculosis and polio is easier than fixing the United States' education system. But what he says he really wishes he could do is write a check to eliminate biological, chemical and…

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Mississippi considers more cheating probes

An investigation into potential cheating at a Clarksdale elementary school could be the first of many such probes by the Mississippi Department of Education as it confronts testing irregularities statewide. State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said Monday she's considering…

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New teacher evaluation process to take effect this school year

An Ohio law that changes how administrators will evaluate teachers would reward educators considered high-performing by eliminating yearly formal evaluations. Gov. John Kasich signed into law earlier this month House Bill 362, which among other things, will allow teachers who…

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Tennessee changes policy on teacher licenses

The Tennessee State Board of Education cut ties Monday with a highly controversial policy that would have allowed poor student growth on tests to be a reason to pull teachers' professional licenses. In its place, commissioners advanced an alternative plan…

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The Cause Of Mediocre U.S. Math Scores

When I was in fifth grade, I struggled to move beyond basic math concepts – which I mastered – to more abstract math reasoning. I asked my parents for help. They politely declined with the kindly, but initiative-destroying, line, “Don’t…

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