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Online sales tax would help fund Idaho education

During a joint meeting of Idaho's House and Senate Education Committees, there was a pitch that improvements and restoration in education funding could be helped by collecting an online sales tax.

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Study: People associate education with lighter skin

Reading an academic paper on racism is like reading an alien's take on the human species. In their summary of the way humans think, these aliens describe racism as "phenotypic features associated with the social categorization of racial groups [that] have been strongly linked to stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination."

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Who says snow day means no school?

The frigid days of earlier this month demonstrated the need for schools to close when roads are icy and temperatures are dangerously low, but does education have to stop?

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Why does the Common Core make people so mad?

There’s room for informed debate on pedagogy, developmentally appropriate objectives, and other inside baseball, but the political aspect of it is a bit perplexing.

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A universal enrollment process won't improve Philly schools

As the School District of Philadelphia prepares for a public strategy meeting on the topic of universal enrollment, I am hopeful that the District will recognize that exploring universal enrollment is simply continuing down the path of misguided and experimental "reform" efforts with no basis in improving education for all of Philadelphia’s children.

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Tech's gender and race gap starts in high school

A look at who takes the Advanced Placement computer science exam—and who doesn't.

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Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools

At first glance, Quiet Time looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s. Twice daily, a gong sounds in the classroom and rowdy adolescents, who normally can't sit still for 10 seconds, shut their eyes and try to clear their minds

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Charter schools should educate, not discriminate

More research must be focused on how charters could be better structured to serve ELLs, and charters schools’ admissions procedures should be examined with more scrutiny to ensure that they are completely fair.

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Controversy plagues school mental health screening

Experts say many teens are struggling with untreated mental illness -- yet, school officials around the country are grappling with the best way to offer mental health services in a patchwork, underfunded system.

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Texas education needs more than a Band-Aid

When the Texas Legislature cut $5.4 billion from school coffers in 2011, school districts and other interested parties filed suit claiming that, as a result of the cuts, the state is failing to live up to its constitutional obligation to provide an adequate public education to all students.

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