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11/12/2013

11/12/2013

The Motion Picture Association of America, along with the Recording Industry Association of America and the nation's main Internet service providers, is quietly backing another controversial push to educate schoolchildren about the evils of copyright piracy.

11/12/2013

The district has launched 69 projects at 66 schools, worth close to $200 million collectively. Planning on most of those projects, however, has only just started, and money has only just begun to flow.

11/12/2013

A five-year $1.25 million federal grant will help the University of Georgia College of Education launch a new graduate program to train behavior specialists how to assess and treat children with developmental disabilities who show severe aggressive behavior.

11/11/2013

11/11/2013

A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research group, finds that most states now demand that student achievement should be a significant factor in teacher evaluations (see chart). Only Alabama, California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Texas and Vermont have no formal policy.

11/11/2013

Some school nurses are no longer sending home the dreaded "lice note" to other parents with kids in the classroom, alerting them to the possibility of lice in their own child's precious locks. The policy shift is designed to help keep children from missing class, shield children with lice from embarrassment and protect their privacy.

11/11/2013

New data released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation's report card, show that Alaska is progressing at a much slower pace than most of the nation in both reading and math.

11/11/2013

The books had been removed -- "banned" in the eyes of Latino activists -- thanks to a conservative backlash against ethnic studies and the Tucson district’s Mexican American studies program.

11/11/2013

All of them, along with Bill Anderson of the nonprofit advocacy group MeckEd, agreed that families want high-quality choices for their children. But they voiced different views on the benefits and drawbacks of North Carolina’s options.

11/11/2013

While playing a math video game collaboratively - as compared to playing alone - students adopted a mastery mindset that is highly conducive to learning, researchers said.

11/11/2013

The combination of before- and after-school offerings gives Angevine's 600 students the option to spend eight hours at school, for an extended day that school leaders hope will lead to higher achievement and more student engagement.

11/8/2013

11/8/2013

Results continue upward trend but achievement gaps between whites and blacks, whites and Hispanics, and low-income and more affluent students persist. And far less than half of U.S. students are performing at levels deemed proficient.

11/8/2013

A federal investigation of the West Contra Costa school district revealed a pervasive environment of sexual harassment and assaults by students that schools officials failed to adequately address, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights said.

11/8/2013

State Superintendent Janet Barresi says more schools received a lower or failing grade because the way the grades were calculated changed.

11/8/2013

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington sent a letter Coachella Valley USD, chastising education officials for allowing "gross stereotyping" at Coachella Valley High School in school murals, football halftime shows, and the mascot in general.

11/8/2013

Reforms in Denver Public Schools include increasing the number of charter campuses and opening innovation schools, which get additional flexibility such as the ability to waive certain union rights.

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