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Poverty and whole child issues -- beyond the education testing industry
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Homeless kids bussed to school unfunded | WWLP.com

Homeless kids bussed to school unfunded | WWLP.com | Education in America | Scoop.it
Over 200 cities and towns are funding school transportation for homeless kids, creating an unfunded mandate that is costing municipalities $11.3 million.
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Ignoring a reform that works

Ignoring a reform that works | Education in America | Scoop.it
Class size reduction has been shown to improve teaching and learning, but education officials seem to be ignoring it,...
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In Texas, a revolt brews against standardized testing

In Texas, a revolt brews against standardized testing | Education in America | Scoop.it
In the state where No Child Left Behind was born, there is something of a revolt brewing against the standardized testing regime it has forced on public schools across the nation.
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Public Education: Why Can’t We Learn From the Success Stories? | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights

Public Education: Why Can’t We Learn From the Success Stories? | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights | Education in America | Scoop.it
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Impact of Recession Still Being Felt by Children, Schools

Impact of Recession Still Being Felt by Children, Schools | Education in America | Scoop.it
According to recent reports, the economy is showing signs of recovery. But the impact of the recession, particularly on children, will be felt far into the future.
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It's Now a Grind For 2-Year-Olds

It's Now a Grind For 2-Year-Olds | Education in America | Scoop.it
Parents looking to jump-start their children's formal education are fueling the demand for—and filling the waiting lists at—a new wave of early childhood learning centers where toddlers and infants are cared for by trained teachers.
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Robbing kindergartners of play in the name of reform

Robbing kindergartners of play in the name of reform | Education in America | Scoop.it
In Hartford, Conn., the superintendent wants to extend the school year for some kindergartners to 11 months of the year.
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Doak: What education reform misses: A big share of kids are in poverty

Doak: What education reform misses: A big share of kids are in poverty | Education in America | Scoop.it
Suppose a deadly epidemic were to break out in Iowa. Would the smart response be to let the disease rage while launching a protracted debate on how doctors are licensed? Of course not.
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Activists seek to curtail physical restraint, seclusion of students

Activists seek to curtail physical restraint, seclusion of students | Education in America | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and disability advocates hope that a new Education Department report detailing the practice of 'seclusion and restraint' will spur federal...
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Ignorance Is Strength

Ignorance Is Strength | Education in America | Scoop.it
At a time when American education is already in deep trouble, one of our two major political parties has taken a hostile stance against going to college.
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Teach for America is great! Just not for my kid....

Teach for America is great! Just not for my kid.... | Education in America | Scoop.it
Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp wrote in an article that she was upset when her child had a young inexperienced teacher.
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On education

This year’s Legislature was all about sending messages: to Washington D.C., to Democrats (including that smattering of hapless individuals in the two Utah chambers) and, most of all, to the far right wing of the Republican Party where most Utah...
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Education Dept. report: Vast majority of school arrests involve Hispanic, black students

Education Dept. report: Vast majority of school arrests involve Hispanic, black students | Education in America | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — African-American or Hispanic students may be more likely to be suspended, expelled — or even arrested — than their white peers. What’s not clear is why.
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Education Department’s own Etch-a-Sketch

Education Department’s own Etch-a-Sketch | Education in America | Scoop.it
Education Secretary Arne Duncan seems to have changed his tune about the release in New York City of teacher “value-added” scores. Why did he do it?
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Shortsighted Education Cuts in New Ryan Budget a Giant Step Backward

Shortsighted Education Cuts in New Ryan Budget a Giant Step Backward | Education in America | Scoop.it

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chair of the House Budget Committee, offered up a budget proposal today for fiscal year 2013 that would significantly cut discretionary government spending. This means a damaging cut to federal K-12 education funding is likely in his sight. The House proposal groups education, training, employment, and social services into one budget function that would be cut by about 20 percent from FY 2012 levels.

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A million teachers may be on the march — out of the classroom

A million teachers may be on the march — out of the classroom | Education in America | Scoop.it
The biggest red flag in the new Metlife survey of American teachers: There has been a 70% increase, over the past two years, in the number of teachers who are likely to leave the profession in the next five years.
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Nobel Laureate James Heckman Advocates for Early Childhood Investment « Data Points

Nobel Laureate James Heckman Advocates for Early Childhood Investment « Data Points | Education in America | Scoop.it

“What’s the answer to global competitiveness, better health and education outcomes, and less crime and poverty?” asked Professor James Heckman, Nobel Laureate of economics, at a lecture at CSU Monterey Bay last week that pertained directly to California’s 3.3 million children ages 0-5. As an answer, Professor Heckman focused on investment in early childhood and its long-term importance in improving America’s struggling economy.

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Hiltzik: Education expert gives Education Secretary Duncan an F

Hiltzik: Education expert gives Education Secretary Duncan an F | Education in America | Scoop.it
Last month, I graded Education Secretary Arne Duncan with an F for his fatuous hyping of computers and other digital technology in the classroom despite the absence of evidence that they consistently enhance the learning experience.
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Push for action to curtail restraining students

Push for action to curtail restraining students | Education in America | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and disability advocates hope that a new Education Department report detailing the practice of "seclusion and restraint"...
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Let's reauthorize an improved No Child Left Behind law

Let's reauthorize an improved No Child Left Behind law | Education in America | Scoop.it
Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., of the House Education and the Workforce Committee recently introduced legislation to reauthorize NCLB and the underlying federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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Growing Gaps Bring Focus on Poverty's Role in Schooling

Growing Gaps Bring Focus on Poverty's Role in Schooling | Education in America | Scoop.it
Studies say deepening income-based academic gaps could keep poor children from finding a path out of poverty.
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Why Florida’s parent trigger bill failed in state Senate

Why Florida’s parent trigger bill failed in state Senate | Education in America | Scoop.it
Florida parents didn’t want it, because they didn’t see it as a parent empowerment bill. Instead, they thought that the bill would lead to the takeover of public schools by for-profit companies.
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Superintendents, the Correct Answer Is "D -- All of the Above"

Superintendents, the Correct Answer Is "D -- All of the Above" | Education in America | Scoop.it
Education leaders appear oddly removed from the myriad out-of-school obstacles faced by the many students living in and near poverty.
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Sen. Tom Harkin: Fixing Economy Starts With Early Education

Sen. Tom Harkin: Fixing Economy Starts With Early Education | Education in America | Scoop.it
When Sen. Tom Harkin asked a panel of education experts at a Thursday Senate committee hearing how they would improve the country's public schools, he was surprised by what they didn't say.
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Let's reauthorize an improved No Child Left Behind law

Let's reauthorize an improved No Child Left Behind law | Education in America | Scoop.it
Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., of the House Education and the Workforce Committee recently introduced legislation to reauthorize NCLB and the underlying federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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