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Schools can’t work miracles. But with a little help, parents can | Gaby Hinsliff
The Guardian • Gaby Hinsliff
Music education should be inclusive. So where are the disabled teachers?
The Guardian • Carien Meijer
California education officials finally agree on a plan to meet key federal requirements
Los Angeles Times • Joy Resmovits
Betsy DeVos Says We Can't 'Spend Our Way' Out of Stagnant Test Scores
Education Week • Alyson Klein
Exclusive: Betsy DeVos Says Federal Government Has Failed to Improve Education
Heritage Foundation • Rob Bluey
5 Thoughts on the Teacher Strikes – by Frederick Hess
Education Next • Frederick Hess
Author Interview: 'Creating Citizens'
Education Week • Larry Ferlazzo
Arizona Teachers Threaten Statewide Walkout In Push For Big Raises
Talking Points Memo • Bob Christie, Melissa Daniels
California makes significant gain in reading on much anticipated national test
EdSource • John Fensterwald
'We Need Fewer John Waynes & More John Deweys': Randi Weingarten on School District Leadership
Education Week • Larry Ferlazzo
 
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Schools can’t work miracles. But with a little help, parents can | Gaby Hinsliff
The GuardianGaby Hinsliff
This is a tale of two boys. Jack is 15, casually racking up detentions and in danger of flunking his GCSEs. Tharush is the same age, but sits conscientiously doing extra maths on a Friday night while his classmates are out partying....
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Music education should be inclusive. So where are the disabled teachers?
The GuardianCarien Meijer
For Kris Halpin, a disabled musician who delivers music lessons in schools, the thought of being in front of a room full of students used to be terrifying. But he knew what it would have meant to him at 14 to see...
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California education officials finally agree on a plan to meet key federal requirements
Los Angeles TimesJoy Resmovits
Two years, a presidential election and many meetings after the California State Board of Education first started talking about how to satisfy a major federal education law, members finally agreed Thursday to submit a final plan. They voted in a special meeting,...
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Betsy DeVos Says We Can't 'Spend Our Way' Out of Stagnant Test Scores
Education WeekAlyson Klein
Washington U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her four most recent predecessors—Arne Duncan, John B. King Jr., Rod Paige, and Margaret Spellings—agreed at a conference here that the nation is still struggling to educate its future workforce 35 years after the...
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Exclusive: Betsy DeVos Says Federal Government Has Failed to Improve Education
Heritage FoundationRob Bluey
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke exclusively to The Daily Signal at the Reagan Institute Summit on Education on Thursday. This week, the Department of Education released what’s known as the “nation’s report card.” DeVos spoke about its disappointing results and how the...
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5 Thoughts on the Teacher Strikes – by Frederick Hess
Education NextFrederick Hess
The recent teacher walkouts in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kentucky have not only been remarkable for their scope and success, but have also rapidly reshuffled the educational debates. In the weeks before West Virginia’s teachers walked out, talk of teachers revolved around...
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Author Interview: 'Creating Citizens'
Education WeekLarry Ferlazzo
Sarah Cooper agreed to answer a few questions about her book, Creating Citizens: Teaching Civics and Current Events In The History Classroom. Sarah teaches 8th grade U.S. history, advises 7th and 9th graders, and is Dean of Studies at Flintridge Preparatory School...
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Arizona Teachers Threaten Statewide Walkout In Push For Big Raises
Talking Points MemoBob Christie, Melissa Daniels
Scott Heins/Getty Images North America PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers who have organized to push for big raises and a restoration of school funding are threatening a statewide walkout, following the lead of educators across the country, including Oklahoma where schools have...
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California makes significant gain in reading on much anticipated national test
EdSourceJohn Fensterwald
Credit: Wadi Lissa on Unsplash Led by strong scores in 8th-grade reading, California moved closer to the national averages in reading and math, continuing a decade-plus trend of generally slow but steady improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The closely...
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'We Need Fewer John Waynes & More John Deweys': Randi Weingarten on School District Leadership
Education WeekLarry Ferlazzo
Editor's Note: This is the seventh post in a series called "A Look Back." In it, I'll be highlighting a particularly insightful response an educator has provided in a past column. Past posts in this series have included: 'Stop Hiding Behind the...
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