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Cash-Strapped Teachers Are Getting Up Early to Tutor Students in China

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:14
Frustrated by low pay, some U.S. teachers are spending their free time working for online tutoring platforms based in China.
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Teens' Rising Social Media Use Is Not All Bad News

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:14
Social media use among teenagers is skyrocketing, but educators should take a more nuanced view of the benefits and drawbacks, a survey and experts suggest.
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If Democrats Take House, What Next?

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:13
If Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record.
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Superintendents Confront Grueling Job of Re-Opening Schools in Florence's Path

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 22:33
Fixing shattered windows, flooded classrooms, and caved-in roofs while not losing sight of Hurricane Florence’s steep human toll is a major challenge for superintendents and other school leaders in North and South Carolina communities hit hard by the storm.
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How Puerto Rico's Educators See Their Schools a Year After Hurricane Maria

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:02
Teachers and administrators are still grappling with lingering storm damage, the impact of school closures, and how best to address the trauma left by last September's devastation.
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Choice

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:19
Alabama children attending private schools on a taxpayer-backed scholarship program are not showing significant improvement on standardized tests, a University of Alabama study has found.
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School Improvement

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:18
A gloomy federal analysis of the Obama administration's multibillion dollar School Improvement Grant program missed the boat, according to a report released last week by FutureEd, a nonpartisan think tank at Georgetown University.
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College Completion

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:17
An international study highlights large state-to-state differences in college-completion rates across the United States.
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Clarification

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:16
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'Straight-A' Student Fatally Stabbed in Detroit-Area Classroom

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:15
A 16-year-old girl died after being stabbed twice in the chest last week by another teenage girl during a fight apparently over a boy at a suburban Detroit high school, police said.
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Florida Legislators Reject Plan to Give Schools Money to Hire Police Officers

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:13
Despite repeated requests from Florida Gov. Rick Scott, legislative leaders have officially refused to steer $58 million to school districts to help them hire more campus police officers.
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Student Killed During Activities After School in North Las Vegas

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:13
Authorities say the single victim of a shooting this week at a high school in North Las Vegas, Nev., was an 18-year-old student.
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Preschool Requirements Lessened, Under Revised Grant Program

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:12
Federal Preschool Development Grants are back, but they offer substantive differences from the legacy program created during the Obama administration.
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Dozen-Plus Education Groups Tell Congress: No Money for Weapons

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:11
Don't allow federal funding to be spent on arming school staff members or training them to use weapons, more than a dozen groups representing educators told lawmakers in charge of education spending in a letter last week.
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Amazon's Bezos Pledges $2 Billion for Preschools, Homeless Families

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:10
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, considered the world's richest man, last week announced that he and his wife, Mackenzie, are contributing $2 billion to launch new preschools in under-served communities and tackle the issue of homelessness in young families.
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Science Teachers' Group Comes Out Strong on Teaching Climate Change

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:10
The major group representing science educators is making this point crystal clear: The scientific consensus for climate change caused by human activity is overwhelming, and the topic must be taught in K-12 classrooms.
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FBI Raises Alarm on Education Technology and Security of Students

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:09
The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned last week that the rapid proliferation of education technologies in schools poses privacy and safety risks for children.
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