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Virtual Field Trip Will Give More Than a Million Students an Early 20th Century Immigration Experience at Ellis Island

“Coming to America” a virtual field trip to Ellis Island presented by Scholastic, is an experiential supplement to free teaching resources and digital activities available to teachers in grades 3 to 8. 

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New York Approves ‘i-Ready Diagnostic’ as Student Growth Measure

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic has been approved by the New York State Education Department as a student growth measure and helps fulfill a new state law that requires student growth to be a factor in evaluating teachers and principals.

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Reading Assistant Software Now Available on SciLEARN Enterprise Platform

With the new web-based Reading Assistant software from Scientific Learning Corp., students can practice reading on their own with one-on-one personalized feedback and guidance and also receive the benefit of direct instruction when it matters most.

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Education Reformer Michelle Rhee Tells Her Side

Michelle Rhee, the former Washington, D.C., schools chancellor, might very well be the most controversial figure in public education these days.

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Oregon: Many Variables Will Drive Education Plan’s Results

If it works like the proponents say it will, Oregon’s plan to improve education will force school districts to focus intensely on producing successful graduates and will shine a light on the best — and worst — performers.

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Rahm Emanuel to Middle Class: Don’t Leave for Better Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a message to the middle class: Don’t leave my city in pursuit of a high quality, high school education for your kids.

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Texas: Education Cuts Protested at Capitol Rally

Sherry Dana's reason for joining a rally protesting cuts in public education spending was summed up by a quote from the Italian poet Dante on a cloth bag slung over her shoulder: "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality."

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Widening Participation to an International Baccalaureate Education

The global economy demands globally educated workers and citizens. About 1,300 schools in the United States—and a total of about 3,200 in 141 countries worldwide—have turned to the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum as their ticket to educating students who are worldly-wise.

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Laboy's Legacy: School Leader's Tenure had Tumultuous Ups, Downs

During nearly a decade with Wilfredo T. Laboy in charge, the Lawrence Public Schools experienced the best of times and the worst of times.

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CK, 2 Other Kansas School Districts Get No Child Left Behind Waivers

Three Kansas school districts have received some but not all of the waivers they sought from the No Child Left Behind federal education law.

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