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Gunman Who Disguised Himself to Get Into a N.M. School Had Been Investigated by FBI

Education Week - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:47
A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday.
Categories: Education

A Commentary by Betsy DeVos: 'Tolerating Low Expectations for Children With Disabilities Must End'

Education Week - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:15
When it comes to educating students with special needs, "the minimum" is not an option, writes U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Categories: Education

Company Tied to Rich Donor Wants to Take Over Low-Performing N.C. School

Education Week - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:36
Two companies, including one tied to a wealthy libertarian donor who helped pass a state law allowing takeover of low-performing North Carolina schools, are trying to win state approval to run one of those schools.
Categories: Education

What's Behind the Record Rises in U.S. Graduation Rates?

Education Week - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:24
Experts and policymakers offer differing thoughts on the reasons behind the recent rises in high school graduation rates, which are affecting students from nearly every racial and income group and those with disabilities.
Categories: Education

How the Russians Hacked Our Math Curriculum

Education Week - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:40
An overemphasis on calculus in high school may be harming students, writes Dickinson College professor Jeffrey Forrester.
Categories: Education

Policy groups analyze school choice bill

Education Week - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:06
Categories: Education