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More districts, states step away from common core exams

10/24/2014

  • Politico

Several states and school districts nationwide are opting out of the Common Core State Standards and the tests associated with them. The Chicago school district's decision to opt out of the exams, in … Read More

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Ireland schools' breakfast clubs feeding a need

10/21/2014

  • Irish Times (Dublin), The

Officials at one Irish school have reported a 40% increase in participation in a school breakfast club since 2005 -- a spike that is attributed to the recession and other factors. The clubs are appear… Read More

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Conn. learns lessons from SIG turnaround aid program

10/23/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Connecticut will overhaul the way it turns around struggling schools after seeing only modest gains from the federal School Improvement Grant program, according to state officials who spoke at the rec… Read More

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2 teachers share advice for using Twitter for PD

10/23/2014

  • Scholastic.com

Twitter is gaining more respect as a professional-development tool for teachers, according to this interview with two educators. First-grade teacher Lyssa Sahadevan and kindergarten and first-grade te… Read More

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News in international education

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Australian state launches literacy, maths action plan

10/20/2014

  • Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

In more than 300 struggling government, Catholic and independent schools in New South Wales, Australia, educators are implementing a five-year literacy and maths action plan that already is demonstrat… Read More

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Ore. district seeks test details before predicting student success

10/21/2014

  • Oregonian (Portland), The

Portland Public Schools is the only one of Oregon's 196 districts that has not submitted its goals for reading and math achievements. The state requires all districts to turn in their goals ahead of t… Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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Infomercial video campaign urges U. of Akron students to graduate on time

10/24/2014

  • Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio)

The University of Akron in Ohio is using videos patterned after low-budget infomercials to encourage students to graduate within six years. The videos are part of the college's larger Finish In Time c… Read More