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Chicago Public Schools warns employees on testing

With a group of parents and some teachers threatening to boycott a state assessment test students are supposed to be given starting Monday, Chicago Public Schools warned principals that employees could face disciplinary action if they interfere with the testing…

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Florida senator files anti-Common Core bill

A week after the Florida Board of Education affirmed the state's commitment to the Common Core State Standards, a state senator has submitted legislation aiming to stop the standards from taking effect.

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Federal audit calls new school lunch rules a failure

The federal government’s changes to school lunch menus have been disastrous, causing problems for cafeterias trying to comply with the rules and leaving the menu so expensive or unpalatable that more than 1 million students have stopped buying lunch, according…

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North Lawndale should welcome Legacy charter school

Over the past nine years, Legacy Charter has attracted more and more students to its Lawndale campus. No wonder. Legacy offers a challenging college prep curriculum, teachers who engage students and a reputation for success.

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Zais: Not all students need advanced courses

Forget Shakespeare, Dickens and Thoreau. Never mind about geometry, trigonometry and calculus. State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais says students shouldn’t be required to take courses in the literary classics or study any kind of math more esoteric than basic algebra…

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‘Flappy birthday’ to Code.org

To mark its one-year anniversary, Code.org, the nonprofit that has created free lessons to get kids from K-12 to write computer code, has released a new drag-and-drop tutorial that lets anyone build a version of the Flappy Bird game.

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Should we fix schools by fixing poverty or fixing teaching?

Turnaround for Children aims to improve low-performing schools by addressing the effects of poverty both inside and outside the classroom. This year the organization is working in five DCPS schools and hopes that the school system will incorporate its approach…

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