Dept of Education Offers New Guidance for English Learners

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons) English learners have been given a boost by the US Department of Education by way of non-regulatory guidance released to assist states, schools, and districts in providing adequate services to improve proficiency of the English language and academic achievement for ELs, according to a release from the Department. The More...

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By admin On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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Teacher Sexual Misconduct Hits All-Time High in Texas

(Photo: Pexels, Creative Commons) Educator-student misconduct in Texas has hit an all-time high for the eighth year in a row, reaching 222 investigations conducted by the Texas Education Agency in the 2015-16 More...

By admin On Monday, September 26th, 2016
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EpiPen Lobby Reveals Relationship Between Mother, Daughter

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons) Gayle Manchin pushed for states to require schools to purchase medical devices that would combat life-threatening allergic reactions after taking over the National Association More...

By admin On Sunday, September 25th, 2016
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After Public, Teacher Input, New York to Revise Common Core Standards

(Photo: Eve Edelheit, Times) New York Education Department officials have made draft changes to improve Common Core academic standards with the pledge of better lessons that will also remain rigorous. The streamlining More...

By admin On Saturday, September 24th, 2016
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MITx MicroMasters Program Maturing, Expanding

(Photo: Pexels, Creative Commons) The MITx MicroMasters program first launched by MIT in 2015 allows online students to take master’s-level courses on the edX platform and then complete a master’s More...

By admin On Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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New Jersey Lawmakers Reconsider Testing’s Role on Evaluations

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) The New Jersey Assembly Education Committee approved a bill this week that would remove student standardized test results from having any bearing on how teachers and administrators More...

By admin On Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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Last Year Safest Ever for Schools, Says NYC Police Commissioner

(Photo: Lucas Jackson, Reuters) New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton appeared with Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to announce that the 2015-2016 school year was the safest ever recorded for More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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Christie Pushes to Re-write New Jersey Education Funding Formula

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration is arguing in court that the state needs the ability to overrule teacher contracts, rather than receiving additional More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
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Obama Administration Touts Early Childhood Ed Expansion

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) Today, hundreds of thousands more US children have access to high-quality early learning programs than when the Obama administration began. It was 2013 when President Obama More...

By admin On Monday, September 19th, 2016
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Lawsuit Claims Detroit Schools Offered Inadequate Education

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and educational officials working in the state are facing a lawsuit against them regarding the quality of the education system in Detroit, which More...