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Poverty and whole child issues -- beyond the education testing industry
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The Worst Victims of the Education Sequester: Special-Needs Students and Poor Kids

The Worst Victims of the Education Sequester: Special-Needs Students and Poor Kids | Education in America | Scoop.it
Thanks to Washington's budget showdown, our neediest kids will see the deepest cuts
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Obama and Romney show stark differences on school funding - NorthJersey.com

Obama and Romney show stark differences on school funding - NorthJersey.com | Education in America | Scoop.it
President Obama has tried to steer education policy in New Jersey and nationwide by dangling competitive grants in front of states that promised a raft of changes, such as raising standards, tying teacher evaluations to student growth and expanding...
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Report: Sequestration’s nondefense cuts could hurt, too - New Mexico Business Weekly

Report: Sequestration’s nondefense cuts could hurt, too - New Mexico Business Weekly | Education in America | Scoop.it
New Mexico would lose $41 million in public education and child assistance funding...
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Can You Hear Me Now? Who's Talking About Early Childhood Education This Election Season

Can You Hear Me Now? Who's Talking About Early Childhood Education This Election Season | Education in America | Scoop.it
It is time for the press to ask all candidates whether they are ready to make commitments to keep the window of learning opportunity open for all young children.
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Equity in Texas school funding returns to fore in court

Equity in Texas school funding returns to fore in court | Education in America | Scoop.it
More than 135 years ago, state leaders etched into the Texas Constitution a commitment for the Legislature to provide an “efficient system of public free schools.
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Ex-Teach For America member changes his mind

Ex-Teach For America member changes his mind | Education in America | Scoop.it
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What Obama’s debate performance says about his education policy

What Obama’s debate performance says about his education policy | Education in America | Scoop.it

Does Obama know — and if he does, when did he find out — that many public school teachers are furious at his administration because of its support of evaluating educators in part by student standardized test scores, a method that assessment experts say is unfair?

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To Meet Standards, School Officials Made Low-Performing Students 'Disappear'

To Meet Standards, School Officials Made Low-Performing Students 'Disappear' | Education in America | Scoop.it
EL PASO, Texas -- During his sophomore year, Jose Avalos was urged by a principal to drop out of high school. The next year, his brother was told to do the same after entering the 10th grade.
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Teacher: What school reformers don’t know

Teacher: What school reformers don’t know | Education in America | Scoop.it

A Montgomery County teacher says that reformers should spend a month in educators’ shoes.

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The Stealth Inequities of School Funding

The Stealth Inequities of School Funding | Education in America | Scoop.it
School finance disparities continue to seriously undermine the mission of this country’s public schools.
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How to Fix the Schools

How to Fix the Schools | Education in America | Scoop.it
In Chicago, they’re fighting over the wrong things. Just look at what the top-performing education systems do.
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Educating Kids: Americans Have Spoken, Now It's the Candidates' Turn

Educating Kids: Americans Have Spoken, Now It's the Candidates' Turn | Education in America | Scoop.it
There's a big subject the candidates may want to pay more attention to if they want to capture the support of American voters -- the future of our children.
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Poverty is what plagues our schools

Poverty is what plagues our schools | Education in America | Scoop.it
Are American schools the best in the world? The answer is a resounding maybe — which is good news indeed for this back-to-school season.Beating up on public education is practically our national sport.
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Lesson From Chicago: We Need Resources and Accountability to Avoid a Two-Tiered Education System

Lesson From Chicago: We Need Resources and Accountability to Avoid a Two-Tiered Education System | Education in America | Scoop.it
If we're serious about fixing the long-term problems in the schools, we should take a careful look at each of these, determining how they should shape the roles of all players in the system -- be they administrators, teachers, parents, or...
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Why Isn't Education a Bigger Political Issue in 2012?

Why Isn't Education a Bigger Political Issue in 2012? | Education in America | Scoop.it
The candidates agree education is essential to American prosperity. So why aren't they talking more about it?
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The answer is People want to be part of Politition to rule or take control of a state . Education is a minor thing to them . The Government has to take charge on education . They spend so much on political issues . They could have used the money to fund needy students who wanted to learn . These are poor children who can't afford to pay for their education . The Government should step in to take control of this situation. The more educated students the country has the better and faster the country will prosper. They should take it into consideration.

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Texas, where schools hit kids instead of teaching accurate history

Texas, where schools hit kids instead of teaching accurate history | Education in America | Scoop.it
An adult male forces a teenage girl to bend over and take a paddling on her buttocks, and nobody is calling the cops? No, because in this case it's at a Texas school and involves an administrator and a girl who cheated.
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Congress' gridlock to impact military school districts

Congress' gridlock to impact military school districts | Education in America | Scoop.it
Bexar County's three independent school districts serving the military community — Fort Sam Houston, Lackland and Randolph Field ISD's — stand to lose more than $1 million in federal funding come Jan.
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Grading Schools or Grading Ourselves?

Grading Schools or Grading Ourselves? | Education in America | Scoop.it
We have been increasingly occupied in recent years with giving grades to schools and those who work in them. We ought to be grading ourselves as a nation and as a society.
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Global Study Finds U.S. Trailing in Early-Childhood Education

Global Study Finds U.S. Trailing in Early-Childhood Education | Education in America | Scoop.it
The OECD ranks the United States 28th out of 38 countries when it comes to providing early-childhood education.
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Romney, the debate and education

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Romney’s performance in the first debate made clear that even at a time when he is trying to look like more of a moderate than he has on the campaign trail, he is still determined to push for voucher systems across the country. That’s an important thing for families to know.

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The Toxic Toll of Child Poverty

The Toxic Toll of Child Poverty | Education in America | Scoop.it
It shouldn't take a teachers' strike to remind us that cutting school nurses and social workers, substituting test-prep for afterschool enrichment, and making classes so large that teachers cannot have individual time with students, are the worst...
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Focus on the under-fives to give all children an equal chance

Focus on the under-fives to give all children an equal chance | Education in America | Scoop.it
Frank Field: The review I conducted shows the huge difference made by early intervention, yet its key recommendation has been ignored...
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Op-ed: Why early learning is critical for kindergarteners

Op-ed: Why early learning is critical for kindergarteners | Education in America | Scoop.it
School districts must embrace their role as partners in children's early learning from birth through the age of 8, writes guest columnist Jodi Haavig.
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The Chicago Teachers’ Strike, in Perspective

The Chicago Teachers’ Strike, in Perspective | Education in America | Scoop.it
Schools are clearly a critical piece — no, the critical piece — in any anti-poverty strategy, but they can’t go it alone.
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Q&A with Paul Tough: Obama's big missed opportunity in education

Q&A with Paul Tough: Obama's big missed opportunity in education | Education in America | Scoop.it
What if much of what we think we know about success is wrong? What if the metrics we use in college admissions, for example, aren’t capturing the qualities of character and mind that we should actually care most about?
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