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Bill Gates Gives $44M to Influence State Education Plans

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:47
The Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape state ESSA plans, according to an Associated Press analysis.
Categories: Education

Trump Seeks $7 Billion Cut to Children's Health Insurance Program

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:29
The White House is aiming to cut the money, mostly from unobligated funds, as part of a broader effort to reduce government spending.
Categories: Education

After-School Funding Remains on Thin Ice

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:29
Federal aid offers a lifeline for local programs providing after-school programming, but providers remain concerned about the future of the $1.2 billion 21st Century Community Learning Center program.
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Teens Are Worried About Online Privacy: What Schools Should Do to Protect Them

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:29
Many teenagers spend significant time managing how they present themselves on social media and are concerned about the digital trails they leave, a researcher explains.
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Gates, Zuckerberg Team Up to Craft New Ideas for Schools

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:29
In a new Request for Information, two of the most powerful groups in education philanthropy jointly seek ideas to improve students' math and writing skills, and "executive functions."
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How Long Do Big-City Superintendents Actually Last?

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:29
An oft-cited misconception of the longevity of urban schools chiefs is being debunked by a new look at the data on superintendent tenure.
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Phila. Schools Take a Systematic Route to Better Discipline

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:29
The school system is taking a "continuous improvement" approach to ironing out the kinks in a sweeping rollout of discipline reforms aimed at curbing school suspensions.
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I'm a Veteran Teacher. Here's Why I'm Speaking Out

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:14
Many teachers have long tended to avoid activism, but that is changing, writes veteran educator Paula Reed.
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No, Teacher Strikes Do Not Help Students

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:00
When teachers use their students as leverage, they damage their own professionalism, write William J. Bennett and Karen Nussle.
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