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Education Officials Decry 'Over-Testing' in Texas

State Board of Education members pressed the Texas education commissioner on Thursday about whether an abundance of high-stakes standardized testing is warping classroom teaching to ensure students spend more time preparing for the exams then actual learning.

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Under Education Reform, School Principals Swamped by Teacher Evaluations

School principals, including some who back more rigorous review of teachers, are balking at education reforms required by Race to the Top. New teacher evaluations are all-consuming, they say.

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Education Standards Bill Defeated in Indiana Senate Panel

An effort to force Indiana to withdraw from "common core" education standards failed, but the bill's sponsor promised to try to revive it.

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Jindal Says Education Reforms Can't Wait for Another Generation of Kids

Education was the topic of discussion in northeast Louisiana as Governor Bobby Jindal and the state’s new Superintendent of Education John White visited the area.

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Education and the State of Our Union

Obama is right to say that the minimum requirements set by No Child Left Behind, in the ten years the law has been in effect, have done little to shrink the achievement gap, and to consider an alternative. But it’s too early to know if Race to the Top is the right one.

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Video | National Gay-Straight Alliance Day Message from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have taken many steps to ensure that all students are safe and healthy and can learn in environments free from discrimination, bullying and harassment.

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Google's Chromebooks Making Big School Push

Google announce that hundreds of schools in 41 states across the United States are using its Chromebooks in one or more classrooms.

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Oprah a 'Proud Momma' As First Academy Students Graduate

Surrounded by the white-clad students of her all-girls academy, Oprah Winfrey is glowing with pride.

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Opinion: Is the Secret to Finnish Schools Finns or Is There Something for America to Learn?

When shown successful school reform models elsewhere in the world, politicians and educators alike often scoff that there are no lessons for America.

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Council Finds States Weakening Teacher Tenure

America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren't performing.

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