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Education Dept to limit scope of civil rights investigations at schools
The Hill • Jacqueline Thomsen
Step Away From Your Over-Scheduled High School Student
The Wall Street Journal • Sue Shellenbarger
Education Week captures untold stories in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
Columbia Journalism Review • Alexandria Neason
Test scores to play smaller role in Virginia school accreditation
Washington Post • Debbie Truong
Reforms and Revolution
Teacher's College Record • Anthony Kunkel
American students need to be able to dream big
Brookings Institution • Lillian M. Lowery, Wil Del Pilar
DeVos' Top K-12 Deputy Tells Chiefs to Innovate, But Comply With ESSA
Education Week • Daarel Burnette Ii
What the Endrew F. parents want Betsy DeVos to know
ChalkBeat • Sarah Darville
Give Teachers a Voice in Education Reform - Education Week
Education Week • Adam Urbanski
Teaching Parents the Right 'Questions to Ask' in Schools - Education Week
Education Week • Catherine Gewertz
 
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Education, Education Reform
Education Dept to limit scope of civil rights investigations at schools
The HillJacqueline Thomsen
The Education Department is considering changing how civil rights investigations are conducted at schools, requiring probes focus on one specific instance instead of searching for broader problems that led to the incident...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Step Away From Your Over-Scheduled High School Student
The Wall Street JournalSue Shellenbarger
There’s a reason your teen is so tired. Striving to build long lists of extracurriculars to beef up their college applications, high-school students face mounting conflicts with teachers, coaches and other activity leaders who all expect 100% commitment. Teens often have two...
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Education, Education Reform
Education Week captures untold stories in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
Columbia Journalism ReviewAlexandria Neason
Mariano Ramis de Ayreflor, 18, uses a downed palm tree as a bridge over a crevasse in his yard after running an extension cord to his neighbor so they can share electricity from his family’s generator in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. (Swikar Patel/Education...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Test scores to play smaller role in Virginia school accreditation
Washington PostDebbie Truong
The revised standards reflect improvement and effort to narrow achievement gaps.
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Assessments & Testing, Education
Reforms and Revolution
Teacher's College RecordAnthony Kunkel
Reforms and Revolution This commentary examines the history of reforms, the realities of the vast amount of research on educational reforms, and makes a case as to why teachers need to unify and gain a sense of solidarity in demanding a voice...
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Achievement Gap, Colleges & Universities
American students need to be able to dream big
Brookings InstitutionLillian M. Lowery, Wil Del Pilar
Editor's Note: The Brown Center Chalkboard has recently featured many articles on racial issues in education. Though empirical evidence and policy considerations are rightfully part of these discussions, we feel it is valuable to spotlight the personal side of racial inequities in...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
DeVos' Top K-12 Deputy Tells Chiefs to Innovate, But Comply With ESSA
Education WeekDaarel Burnette Ii
« Democrats Press Trump Nominees on School Choice and Civil Rights | Main | Trump Taps CCSSO Official for Ed. Dept.'s Top Special Education Post » St. Louis Jason Botel, the U.S. department's acting assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, told...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
What the Endrew F. parents want Betsy DeVos to know
ChalkBeatSarah Darville
Welcome to Chalkbeat’s national newsletter! Matt Barnum and Sarah Darville here. Our goal is to help you make sense of the messy, fascinating, often controversial efforts to improve education for poor students across the country. Read a story you think we should...
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Education, Education Reform
Give Teachers a Voice in Education Reform - Education Week
Education WeekAdam Urbanski
Four principles for a more robust public education system In the cluttered world of education ideas, often the most strident or well-funded voices get the most attention. Over the last two decades, the national education reform debate has largely been cast as...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Teaching Parents the Right 'Questions to Ask' in Schools - Education Week
Education WeekCatherine Gewertz
Program turns parents into children's advocates It's been a long work day, but two dozen parents have come straight from their jobs in the orchards and packing plants to this classroom in their children's high school. They want their questions answered. In...
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