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Plan for St. Louis public schools draws fire

A new plan that could bring in outside contractors to run more than a dozen city schools came under fire Saturday. St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Kelvin Adams invited input at a public forum on his plan. He certainly got it.

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Boost public schools, not charters

As semi-private entities impersonating fully public institutions that are interwoven into the communities they serve and the greater New York City community, charters are not and can never be part of the ongoing public conversation taking place daily in our neighborhoods and across the city.

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Science education will not wreck Wyoming's economy

The efforts of Governor Mead and the Wyoming legislative body to deny the Next Generation Science Standards to Wyoming students because they contain climate science are reminiscent of the boy who placed his finger in a dam to stop a leak.

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Education for all children critical for a bright future

If we deny our children a quality education we send the next generation limping into the future without the right tools.

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Evaluating teachers based on student performance is 'punitive measure that demoralizes teachers'

Moreover, when linked to merit pay, a divide-and-conquer strategy to pit teacher against teacher, this evaluation will also weaken the National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union with its more than three million members, a development not unwelcome to corporate America.

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Of me I sing: Americans construct an opt-out society

The right of individuals to question authority is one of the strongest facets of American life. The current strain of individualism extends far beyond the familiar distrust of Washington and political polarization, affecting choices in education, economic activity and medical care, among other areas.

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Gradeable unveils digital grading mobile app

Gradeable launched a new mobile app that integrates with the freestanding Gradeable Inbox and enables teachers to grade faster. Students submit assignments to the Inbox that are scanned, graded and analyzed by the teacher.

K12 Inc. releases 24 new AP Exam Prep Apps for mobile devices

K12 Inc., a provider of online learning solutions for K12, has doubled its mobile product catalog with the addition of 24 new AP Exam Prep apps. The new products cover subjects such as biology, calculus and English language and composition.

Mobento launches private digital learning accounts for schools

Mobento, a free, curated library provider of video learning resources, announced optional paid features for academic institutions. With School Accounts, schools can manage, centralize and distribute their digital learning resources.

The biggest public school problem might be the brand

Most people believe that charter and private schools are preferable alternatives to traditional public schools. This is evident quite clearly in survey data. This wouldn’t be much of a story if the data on school performance supported these assumptions. Yet private schools are often outperformed by their public counterparts.

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