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Democrats Fear Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Will Undo Obama’s College Financial Aid Reforms
Fortune Magazine • Reuters
Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music
NPR • L.A. Johnson
Boosting Hispanic College Completion – by Oded Gurantz
Education Next • Oded Gurantz
Lessons for Improving School Choice from Other Policy Areas – by Barbara Condliffe
Education Next • Barbara Condliffe
Betsy DeVos said 'there isn't really any Common Core any more.' Um, yes, there is.
Washington Post • Valerie Strauss
David Morrison's full response to Portland school board candidate questionnaire
Oregonian • Bethany Barnes, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
Meet the Colorado education researcher you can actually understand
ChalkBeat • Ann Schimke
DeVos Tells Fox News: 'There Isn't Really Any Common Core Any More'
Education Week • Andrew Ujifusa
Two Greeley middle schools will change their learning model as they look to boost performance
ChalkBeat • Yesenia Robles
GOP Senate Leader from Suburbs Wants More Charters for New York City
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
 
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Barack Obama, Colleges & Universities
Democrats Fear Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Will Undo Obama’s College Financial Aid Reforms
Fortune MagazineReuters
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been rework ing student lending since her appointment in February, raising concerns among Democrats that she will undo former President Barack Obama's overhaul of college financial aid. On Monday, 21 state attorneys general , all Democrats,...
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Achievement Gap, Education
Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music
NPRL.A. Johnson
It's the first time since 2008 that the federal government has released its assessment of U.S. eighth-graders in the arts. While there are some signs of progress, troubling achievement gaps remain.
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College Admissions, Colleges & Universities
Boosting Hispanic College Completion – by Oded Gurantz
Education NextOded Gurantz
Over the past decade, Hispanic students have graduated high school and entered college in growing numbers. Yet the rate of Hispanic college completion has remained persistently lower than that of whites and other ethnic groups in the United States: only 23 percent...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Lessons for Improving School Choice from Other Policy Areas – by Barbara Condliffe
Education NextBarbara Condliffe
As school choice expands in different states and districts, it appears in several different forms: (1) open enrollment policies among traditional public schools, (2) charter schools available to students regardless of their neighborhood (including online charter schools), or (3) school vouchers that...
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Common Core Standards, Education
Betsy DeVos said 'there isn't really any Common Core any more.' Um, yes, there is.
Washington PostValerie Strauss
And many states are still using them. A recent analysis found that of the 46 states that adopted the standards, eight states have officially repealed or withdrawn, 21 states have finalized revisions — many of them minor — or have revision processes...
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Colleges & Universities, Corporate Governance
David Morrison's full response to Portland school board candidate questionnaire
OregonianBethany Barnes, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
May's election will dramatically change leadership in Oregon's largest school district, with three seats on the seven-person board up for election. It's a crucial time for Portland Public Schools, which is in transition following a lead in drinking water crisis that upended...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Meet the Colorado education researcher you can actually understand
ChalkBeatAnn Schimke
Have you ever wandered into a thicket of education research terminology and wished you had a translator? Someone who could put “effect size” and “causal inference” into perspective? Or just English? Kevin Welner’s your man. On Monday, the Boulder professor was recognized...
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Arne Duncan, Barack Obama
DeVos Tells Fox News: 'There Isn't Really Any Common Core Any More'
Education WeekAndrew Ujifusa
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems to be indicating that, as far as she's concerned, the Common Core State Standards aren't really a big point of discussion in education any longer. But how did she express that idea, and does it...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Two Greeley middle schools will change their learning model as they look to boost performance
ChalkBeatYesenia Robles
The state Board of Education Monday approved new autonomy for two struggling Greeley middle schools as part of its work this spring to turn around chronically low performing schools. Under Colorado law, the board is required to intervene after schools have failed...
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ABC (network), Charter Schools
GOP Senate Leader from Suburbs Wants More Charters for New York City
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
State Senate Leader John Flanagan wants to lift the charter cap for New York City as part of a budget deal. Flanagan lives on Long Island, where his constituents don’t want charters. Apparently, he thinks charters are for children of color. He...
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