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Teachers drive their own PD in Edcamp movement

International network of free, one-day “unconferences” allow educators to set agenda

Testing times growing nationwide

Students nationwide take as many as 20 standardized tests per year, and an average of 10 in grades 3 through 8

Rural schools hit hard by budget cuts

Some 9.7 million students are enrolled in rural districts, representing more than 20 percent of all U.S. public school students

Districts devise solutions for influx of immigrant students

Los Angeles, Miami-Dade, and Suffolk and Nassau counties on Long Island have received the largest numbers of unaccompanied minors last year

Republicans to push No Child Left Behind in 2015

Incoming education committee chairman vows to lessen federal government’s role in education

What does the Common Core mean for special ed?

It’s up to states and districts to determine how to implement accommodations

International teachers fill district shortages

More districts are searching internationally to find candidates for difficult-to-fill math and science positions

Report: Hispanic students are making academic gains

But they continue to trail their white peers in many areas of academic success

Professional development takes off on Twitter

Principals, teachers, tech experts and other educators have created dozens of robust, professional learning networks

Snow days turn digital at more schools

E-learning could relieve districts of having to add make-up days at end of year

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