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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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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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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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