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Concussions and an N.F.L. Paradox

In 2009, Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the N.F.L., wasskewered by lawmakers on Capitol Hill for denying the severity of concussions and failing to do more to help retired players with brain injuries. Five years later, the issue moved to the…

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Special-education charter funding skews the numbers

Frazier School District business manager Kevin Mildren compared the state's formula for special-education funding to taking a size 10 shoe and trying to force it on every foot in Pennsylvania. Charter schools, privately operated but publicly funded, were set up…

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Oregon district OKs giving condoms to sixth-graders

A school district in a small Oregon town is making condoms available to students as young as the sixth grade, the district's superintendent says. Superintendent Rick Hensel said Tuesday that nine girls in the Gervais School District became pregnant this school year.…

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States Struggle to Make School Report Cards Useful

School report cards published by state education agencies are a staple for parents deciding which schools their children should attend, but many states are still struggling to collect and report key accountability information and make it easy to understand for…

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Vermont governor signs Universal early education bill

Every 3- and 4-year-old in Vermont will have access to at least 10 hours a week of publicly funded, pre-kindergarten education under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Peter Shumlin.  “The children who aren’t ready to learn when…

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Common-Core Backlash: Track State Efforts

Anxiety about and opposition to the Common Core State Standards continues to highlight many debates about education policy. Now, several states are reassessing, through legislation, their involvement with the standards and associated assessments. Governors have also issued executive orders regarding…

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English education app testing waters in China

Without a penny spent on advertising, Duolingo, a United States-based language-learning application, has become the largest online educational app on iPhone's iOS system and Google Play, gaining 30 million users in the two years since it was launched. The startup, with…

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