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The Necessity of Civic Education

Multiple forces in modern life work to detract from Americans' ability to understand, navigate, and re-shape the country's civil institutions.

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Victims of Brutal Snohomish High School Stabbing File Lawsuit

The families of two Snohomish (Wash.) High School freshmen girls who were repeatedly stabbed by another student at the school last October have filed a lawsuit against the Snohomish School District and against a local hospital that evaluated and released the girls' attacker.

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Conn. State Board Of Education Approves Guidelines For Teacher Evaluations

The Connecticut State Board of Education approved guidelines for a new system that will tie student performance to teacher evaluations.

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Education Trust Report Emphasizes Need For Culture, Policy Changes In High-Poverty, Low-Performing Public Schools

A new report released by The Education Trust emphasizes the need for policy and culture changes in the public education sector, and not just updated teacher evaluation systems.

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Report Blasts Sacramento-Area School District

A grand jury is blasting a Sacramento-area school district and its police force.

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Bice Outlines Changes for Birmingham Schools

Alabama State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice said that the state's takeover of the Birmingham school system was intended to end its reputation for being top heavy with administrators, and he will do that with or without the cooperation of the city school board.

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The Art of Building STEM Professionals

Despite the prominence that STEM seems to be gaining publicly, there is still a ways to go to fulfill the market needs of professionals in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

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School Districts Team Up to Demand Better Textbooks

New York City schools chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott, and his team have been beating the drum about the rollout of tougher Common Core standards and the need to get students better prepared for college and careers.

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Iowa Asks for Freeze of No Child Left Behind Education Requirements

The Iowa Department of Education has asked for a one-year freeze of escalating federal requirements in No Child Left Behind, a move Sioux City-area school officials say temporarily would alleviate pressure from unfair guidelines.

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