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Common Core May Persist, Even in Opposition States

Opponents of the Common Core State Standards got a boost in recent weeks, as Missouri and North Carolina moved to reassess their involvement, while the governors of Utah and Wisconsin distanced themselves from the standards.

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iPads Aren’t Just for Students

A few years ago, districts across the country shared a simple goal: get iPads into the hands of as many students as possible. With the rollouts complete, early adopters are finding new uses for the tablets, chief among them professional…

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Space camp helps kids launch love of science

While many of her friends spent the summer swimming or going to amusement parks, 11-year-old Asley Ventura, of Laurel, had fun participating in a space camp at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. During the two-week camp, Asley and…

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State posts ‘parents’ bill of rights’ on student data

The state Education Department has produced a last-minute, preliminary "parents' bill of rights" on the use and security of student data — hours before a legally imposed deadline. Ken Wagner, deputy education commissioner, sent an email to superintendents and other…

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North Carolina Budget Deal Includes a Raise for Teachers

Leaders of the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature on Tuesday announced details of a tentative budget agreement, including a 7 percent pay raise for teachers in public schools, that could end a monthlong stalemate that has exposed a breach between Republican…

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Girls experience more gender-related bullying than boys

A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights decided to expand its biennial report on civil rights issues in public schools to include school bullying. In reviewing the data collected during the 2011-2012 school year,…

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Arizona schools revisiting security

A series of horrific school shootings in recent years is leading law-enforcement and education leaders to show teachers and students new ways to deal with a shooter in the crucial minutes before police arrive. If they can't escape, high-school students…

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