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Elizabeth Hovde: With anti-DeVos antics over, spotlight back on us to 'save' schools (Opinion)
Oregonian • Elizabeth Hovde, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
GOP Voucher Plan Provides NPE Fundraising Opp
Schools Matter • Jim Horn
The disaster plan. Illinois’ teacher evaluation.
Fred Klonsky • Fred Klonsky
Where busing works
Christian Science Monitor • Simon Montlake
Vermont reaffirms transgender protections
LGBTQ Nation • The
Transgender Students, For-Profit Colleges And Changes To The SAT
NPR • Anya Kamenetz
Black Muslims Face Double Jeopardy, Anxiety In The Heartland
NPR • Akinyi Ochieng
Ambitious curriculum guidelines
Japan Times latest articles
What is the reason for job woes in UP and why is it not a poll issue?
Business Standard • Shreya Shah
Did #OscarsSoWhite work? Looking beyond Hollywood's diversity drought
The Guardian • David Cox
 
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Elizabeth Hovde: With anti-DeVos antics over, spotlight back on us to 'save' schools (Opinion)
OregonianElizabeth Hovde, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
Now that Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the new secretary of education, critics should use the time and energy they spent complaining and protesting on something more meaningful - getting more involved in schools to improve children's education. Their misguided battle...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
GOP Voucher Plan Provides NPE Fundraising Opp
Schools MatterJim Horn
After Obama brought Arne Duncan to DC to replace the toxic Margaret Spellings as Secretary of Education, a howl went up from racist states rights advocates against any kind federal intervention in education. The whining and yipping continued, in fact, until Lamar...
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Education, Teacher Evaluations
The disaster plan. Illinois’ teacher evaluation.
Fred KlonskyFred Klonsky
-By Mark Stefanik Having just experienced the new teacher evaluation process in my district, I’ve had my fears confirmed. It is a coercive instrument whose first purpose is not to improve teachers, but to control them. It is a negative metric which...
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Charter Schools, Education
Where busing works
Christian Science MonitorSimon Montlake
The cast is racially and ethnically mixed: Scar, the conniving uncle, is played by an African-American girl. Zazu, the simpering courtier, is portrayed by a white. The rainbow colors of their costumes – made in-house – seem to reflect the diversity of...
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Vermont reaffirms transgender protections
LGBTQ NationThe
Wikipedia MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Top Vermont officials are reaffirming the state’s policy of protecting the rights of transgender students to use the bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity. In a release issued Friday, Republican Gov. Phil Scott, Secretary of Education...
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College Admissions, Education
Transgender Students, For-Profit Colleges And Changes To The SAT
NPRAnya Kamenetz
Our weekly recap of the latest national education news. Highlights: Betsy DeVos spoke to a major conservative gathering, and the College Board took steps to fight cheating.
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Black Muslims Face Double Jeopardy, Anxiety In The Heartland
NPRAkinyi Ochieng
Black parents across America have long instructed their children on navigating discrimination and avoiding its sometimes deadly consequences. But for black immigrant Muslims, this conversation takes on an entirely different dimension. Growing up, Ahlaam Ibraahim, a Somali-American student at the University of...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Ambitious curriculum guidelines
Japan Times latest articles
The draft version of new curriculum guidelines for elementary and junior high schools unveiled by the education ministry calls for improved teaching in each school subject so that students will acquire the habit of in-depth learning through proactive efforts and dialogue. It...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
What is the reason for job woes in UP and why is it not a poll issue?
Business StandardShreya Shah
“Path mera alokit kardo, naval prath ki naval rashmiyon se, mere ur ka tam har do,” Saidun Ahmed, 8, recited a Hindi poem by Dwarika Prasad Maheshwari, a twentieth-century poet, at top speed. “Light up my path, with the morning sunlight light...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Did #OscarsSoWhite work? Looking beyond Hollywood's diversity drought
The GuardianDavid Cox
At a stroke, the 89th Academy Awards appear to have laid the ghost of last year’s #OscarsSoWhite furore. In 2016, no actors of colour were nominated, for the second year running. This year, seven of the 20 acting nominees are from ethnic...
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