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Ending the one-sided conversation

On TopicA new book shows how fear and bad data are used to influence education policy Tim Goral NCLBsuper ...
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School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide

News UpdateSchool libraries with more staff and larger collections lead to stronger academic performance, a study says Alison DeNisco medi ...
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Philadelphia district hoping for viable school makeover plans

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The Pennsylvania district is inviting principals and teachers to present their own instructional ideas to overhaul Philadelphia schools. Up to ten schools will be revamped under the city's School Redesign Initiative. Read ...
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As high school lacrosse surges in popularity, so does injury focus

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Sometimes called the fastest game on two feet, lacrosse is also one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S.  Researchers analyzed a database of reports compiled by athletic trainers at high schools across the country. Boys lacrosse has injury rates very similar to football and hockey, while injuries in girls lacrosse are in line with those for soccer, ba ...
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School quality linked to teen health

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Successful high schools don’t just mean higher academic achievement, a new study finds. They may also mean healthier behaviors among teens. The study compared students from highly rated charter high schools with those from regular public high schools—all located in low-income Los ...
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Missouri board restores transfer rights for certain Normandy students

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The rules concerning Normandy transfer students changed once again this week, with the Missouri Board of Education allowing some students to remain in their new schools after telling them in June they couldn’t stay. ...
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Longer school days don't always lead to better performance

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Low-achieving school systems around the country are moving towards longer school days, in hopes of better test scores. But the extended day experiment, largely supported by federal money, doesn't always work, The Hechinger Report finds. R ...
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Measuring academic growth in Georgia

The academic growth component isn't the only, or even the primary, tool for measuring school performance in Georgia, but it should be considered an important one. Success can't be measured just by how much students know, but also by how much more they know than they did when they started. Read more » Ledger-En ...
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Virginia governor will not appeal school takeover division ruling

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe will not appeal a ruling that deemed the state’s school takeover division unconstitutional. The judge ruled that as the Virginia Constitution vests the authority to establish school divisions in the Board of Education — and not the General Assembly — the Opportunity Educational Institution is not constitutional. Read more ...
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BoomWriter launches interactive vocabulary tool

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WordWriter, BoomWriter's new technology-based vocabulary tool, lets students apply, share and assess their knowledge of vocabulary. ...
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