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Sal Khan's 'Academy' Sparks a Tech Revolution in Education

Most people don't wake up in the morning thinking about how to best explain the financial collapse of the Thai baht in the 1990s. But most people aren't Sal Khan.

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Former NYC Schools Chief Rudy Crew on Track to Take Charge of Oregon Education from Preschool through College

Rudy Crew, the former head of schools in New York City, Miami, Sacramento and Tacoma, is Gov. John Kitzhaber's choice to become Oregon's first "chief education officer." 

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Waivers for 8 More States From ‘No Child Left Behind’

The Obama administration freed eight states from core provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, bringing to 19 the number of states granted waivers this year, and officials said that even more states would soon qualify for them.

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Geography for a Flat World

Geography isn’t what it used to be. Nowadays, that subject is often buried—and therefore inadequately covered—in a social studies curriculum itself under siege because of the extended commitment in schools to reading and math.

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DODEA Initiates Pilot Laptop Program for Students

The Defense Department school system is issuing laptops to students in select schools, hoping the pilot program will match the success of similar programs in state schools that have made steady gains in student achievement.

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Senior Scott Remer is Beachwood High School's First U.S. Presidential Scholar

Beachwood High School senior Scott Remer is excited about the possibility of meeting President Barack Obama when he is recognized as the first U.S. Presidential Scholar in BHS history June 16 in Washington, D.C.

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Curtailing a Service That Parents Depend On in NYC

Are Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City Council doing their traditional budget dance?

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Vermont Drops Waiver Request for No Child

Vermont has decided to drop its request to the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in enacting key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law.

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Education Experts Disagree on Importance of School

When Greg Sumlin looks at the incoming kindergarten class at East Elementary School in Littleton, he sees a group of English learners who need immediate, intensive instruction — in small classes where teachers can give them individual attention.

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Superintendent Heath Morrison Presents Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Entry Plan

Saying his first mission will be to counter “perceived deafness and distrust” of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leadership, incoming Superintendent Heath Morrison Friday rolled out an entry plan that includes town hall meetings and school visits, along with a push to get digital technology into schools.

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