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It's time to rethink education

Renowned philosopher Donald Kagan said, “There is no hope for anything if you don’t have a population that buys into its own traditions.” He stressed, “That can only be taught.” Unfortunately, contemporary issues have diverted attention from American traditions, especially in education.

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DOE praised for data collection model

The DOE is being praised by both the Government Accountability Office and the Office of Management and Budget for its work in creating an inventory of all its data collections.

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Education expert talks about teachers' changing roles

Kathy Payne says a commitment to improving education means acknowledging that teachers no longer hold the key to all the answers. The former special education teacher of 12 years and current Director of Education Leadership for State Farm sat down with the Huffington Post at the Aspen Ideas Festival to talk about the evolving role of teachers.

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Patti Fields to serve on Iowa education commission

Patti Fields, a member of the Iowa City School Board, is among 20 Iowans tapped by the Legislature to serve on a state commission to aid in the implementation of new education-reform law.

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Prepping for the future: Modern education, old problems

I had a teacher in high school who used to reference this quote, “A ‘smart’ person learns from their mistakes without having to make them over and over. An ‘educated’ person, however, learns from the mistakes of others and never has to make them at all.” However, some problems will take more than education to fix.

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Ohio legislators try to repeal Common Core State Standards

Just weeks before Ohio children return to school, conservative lawmakers, who are opponents of the Common Core, introduced a last-minute bill yesterday to block new and more-rigorous curriculum guidelines championed by governors and education leaders.

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Jordan School District using technology, local produce to beef up school lunch

Amidst the hubbub, sixth-grade students Jason Holgate and Haden Bishop flicked through the pages of an iPad app breaking down Tuesday's menu options at Fox Hollow and checking what the rest of the week had in store.

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LA school district offers back-to-basics lunch menu - with a few healthy, exotic twists

So the nation's second-largest school district went back to basics. The district overhauled the menu last year after students turned away from unfamiliar fare. This year's menu will feature enchiladas, lasagna and beef sliders.

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Ps. schools consider ballistic shields in wake of Sandy Hook

Muhlenberg Police Officers believe they have the perfect solution for the district. They’re called ballistic shields. Created by Hardwire LLC and first used by the military in Afghanistan, the shields line doors and walls and can also be used as an erasable writing board that teachers and students can hide behind.

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Portland Public Schools principals offer thoughts on transfer policy to citizens committee

Debate over the district’s transfer policy ramped up during the months-long discussion last fall on how to balance enrollment within the Jefferson High School cluster, where five schools have been closed since 2005.

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