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Unrelenting New Orleans special education problems alleged in new court filings

New filings in a major special education lawsuit allege that New Orleans schools still struggle to educate students with disabilities almost three years after the start of the case and almost eight years into a nationally unprecedented decentralization of the city's school system.

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Teach for America criticized for apparent stance on education policy

Some former participants and academics, among others, have recently accused the Peace Corps-like organization of taking sides in the education policy wars.

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In Missouri, race complicates a transfer to better schools

When the Missouri Supreme Court upheld a law in June allowing students from failing school districts to transfer to good ones, Harriett Gladney saw a path to a better education for her 9-year-old daughter.

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School grading questioned with Florida chief’s exit

Tony Bennett’s resignation from the state superintendent seat in Florida could have repercussions for the broader education reform movement, including the trendy policy of grading schools on an A-F scale.

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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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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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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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Could Christie's education agenda be swept in on his coattails?

Christie has been largely successful in ushering in many elements of his education agenda, which are bipartisan anyway.

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Reality: Not every kid is college material

The reality is: Kids who struggle with — and rebel against — book learning need something else.

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What can America teach England about social and emotional learning?

Every teacher strives for the best academic results for pupils in their care, so they can reach their potential and contribute fully to society. Yet some teachers are concerned that the drive for academic attainment is often at the detriment of a balanced and rounded curriculum, accessible to all, and one which prepares pupils to be socially and emotionally resilient.

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