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Cradle Beach Camp opens with emphasis on science and math

Summer has arrived, and statistically, that means low-income youths will begin to fall behind academically. Come September, they’ll be less ready for the school year than their middle- to high-income peers. But this summer, Cradle Beach Camp is taking a…

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Report: States Can Overcome Common Core Challenges

Concerns about how the Common Core State Standards are rolling out in schools across the country are legitimate – but not insurmountable, according to a report released Wednesday. The key to successfully implementing the Common Core State Standards centers around giving teachers…

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D.C. considers guaranteeing preschool across most of city

The District’s latest proposal to overhaul school boundaries has generatedplenty of pushback, but it also includes at least one far-reaching idea that appears to have strong support: guaranteeing access to pre-kindergarten for students who live in-bounds for high-poverty schools.

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State education board loosens teacher licensing rules

The Kansas State Board of Education approved regulations Wednesday for implementing a new state law allowing people with relevant experience but no education degree to obtain teaching licenses. The board approved the regulations 9-1, with board member Carolyn Campbell, a…

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The Future Of MOOCs In The Classroom

They have been labelled as the future of education and dismissed as a fad, but so far much of the attention on MOOCs has been on their value in the college sphere. Now, however, educators are increasingly looking at whether…

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Ritz, state board at odds over NCLB waiver status

Indiana has less than a week to answer U.S. Department of Education concerns that it is not living up to promises it made in 2012, but the state’s education leaders still are not on the same page. The two-year-old agreement…

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Obama alums join anti teachers union case

Teachers unions are girding for a tough fight to defend tenure laws against a coming blitz of lawsuits — and an all-out public relations campaign led by former aides to President Barack Obama. The Incite Agency, founded by former White…

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Minneapolis school budget back to drawing board

The Minneapolis School District is moving toward a shift in how it divvies up at least $200 million of its budget, giving even more to struggling schools and less to those better off. The effort to create equity among students…

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